Running Randomized Evaluations

Running Randomized Evaluations
Author: Rachel Glennerster,Kudzai Takavarasha
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2013-11-24
ISBN: 0691159270
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Running Randomized Evaluations Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive guide to running randomized impact evaluations of social programs in developing countries This book provides a comprehensive yet accessible guide to running randomized impact evaluations of social programs. Drawing on the experience of researchers at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, which has run hundreds of such evaluations in dozens of countries throughout the world, it offers practical insights on how to use this powerful technique, especially in resource-poor environments. This step-by-step guide explains why and when randomized evaluations are useful, in what situations they should be used, and how to prioritize different evaluation opportunities. It shows how to design and analyze studies that answer important questions while respecting the constraints of those working on and benefiting from the program being evaluated. The book gives concrete tips on issues such as improving the quality of a study despite tight budget constraints, and demonstrates how the results of randomized impact evaluations can inform policy. With its self-contained modules, this one-of-a-kind guide is easy to navigate. It also includes invaluable references and a checklist of the common pitfalls to avoid. Provides the most up-to-date guide to running randomized evaluations of social programs, especially in developing countries Offers practical tips on how to complete high-quality studies in even the most challenging environments Self-contained modules allow for easy reference and flexible teaching and learning Comprehensive yet nontechnical

Failing in the Field

Failing in the Field
Author: Dean Karlan,Jacob Appel
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2018-12-18
ISBN: 0691183139
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Failing in the Field Book Excerpt:

A revealing look at the common causes of failures in randomized control experiments during field reseach—and how to avoid them All across the social sciences, from development economics to political science, researchers are going into the field to collect data and learn about the world. Successful randomized controlled trials have brought about enormous gains, but less is learned when projects fail. In Failing in the Field, Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel examine the taboo subject of failure in field research so that researchers might avoid the same pitfalls in future work. Drawing on the experiences of top social scientists working in developing countries, this book describes five common categories of failures, reviews six case studies in detail, and concludes with reflections on best (and worst) practices for designing and running field projects, with an emphasis on randomized controlled trials. Failing in the Field is an invaluable “how-not-to” guide to conducting fieldwork and running randomized controlled trials in development settings.

Randomized Control Trials in the Field of Development

Randomized Control Trials in the Field of Development
Author: Florent Bédécarrats,Isabelle Guérin,François Roubaud
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2020-09-17
ISBN: 0192635522
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Randomized Control Trials in the Field of Development Book Excerpt:

In October 2019, Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer jointly won the 51st Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel "for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty." But what is the exact scope of their experimental method, known as randomized control trials (RCTs)? Which sorts of questions are RCTs able to address and which do they fail to answer? The first of its kind, Randomized Control Trials in the Field of Development: A Critical Perspective provides answers to these questions, explaining how RCTs work, what they can achieve, why they sometimes fail, how they can be improved and why other methods are both useful and necessary. Bringing together leading specialists in the field from a range of backgrounds and disciplines (economics, econometrics, mathematics, statistics, political economy, socioeconomics, anthropology, philosophy, global health, epidemiology, and medicine), it presents a full and coherent picture of the main strengths and weaknesses of RCTs in the field of development. Looking beyond the epistemological, political, and ethical differences underlying many of the disagreements surrounding RCTs, it explores the implementation of RCTs on the ground, outside of their ideal theoretical conditions and reveals some unsuspected uses and effects, their disruptive potential, but also their political uses. The contributions uncover the implicit worldview that many RCTs draw on and disseminate, and probe the gap between the method's narrow scope and its success, while also proposing improvements and alternatives. Without disputing the contribution of RCTs to scientific knowledge, Randomized Control Trials in the Field of Development warns against the potential dangers of their excessive use, arguing that the best use for RCTs is not necessarily that which immediately springs to mind. Written in plain language, this book offers experts and laypeople alike a unique opportunity to come to an informed and reasoned judgement on RCTs and what they can bring to development.

Experimental Conversations

Experimental Conversations
Author: Timothy N. Ogden
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-01-06
ISBN: 0262336855
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Experimental Conversations Book Excerpt:

Discussions of the use and limits of randomized control trials, considering the power of theory, external validity, gaps in knowledge, and what issues matter. The practice of development economics has undergone something of a revolution as many economists have adopted new methods to answer perennial questions about the effectiveness of anti-poverty programs. In this book, prominent development economists discuss the use and impact of one of the most significant of these new methods, randomized control trials (RCTs) and field experiments. In extended interviews conducted over a period of several years, they explain their work and their thinking and consider the broader issues of how we learn about the world and how we can change it for the better. These conversations offer specialists and nonspecialists alike a unique opportunity to hear economists speak in their own words, free of the confines of a particular study or econometric esoterica. The economists describe how they apply research findings in the way they think about the world, revealing their ideas about the power of theory, external validity, gaps in knowledge, and what issues matter. Also included are interviews with RCT observers, critics, sponsors, consumers, and others. Each interview provides a brief biography of the interviewee. Thorough annotations offer background and explanations for key ideas and studies referred to in the conversations. Contributors Abhijit Banerjee, Nancy Birdsall, Chris Blattman, Alex Counts, Tyler Cowen, Angus Deaton, Frank DeGiovanni, Esther Duflo, Pascaline Dupas, Xavi Gine, Rachel Glennerster, Judy Gueron, Elie Hassenfeld, Dean Karlan, Michael Kremer, David McKenzie, Jonathan Morduch, Lant Pritchett, Jonathan Robinson, Antoinette Schoar, Dean Yang

Impact Evaluation in Practice Second Edition

Impact Evaluation in Practice  Second Edition
Author: Paul J. Gertler,Sebastian Martinez,Patrick Premand,Laura B. Rawlings,Christel M. J. Vermeersch
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2016-09-12
ISBN: 1464807809
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Impact Evaluation in Practice Second Edition Book Excerpt:

The second edition of the Impact Evaluation in Practice handbook is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to impact evaluation for policy makers and development practitioners. First published in 2011, it has been used widely across the development and academic communities. The book incorporates real-world examples to present practical guidelines for designing and implementing impact evaluations. Readers will gain an understanding of impact evaluations and the best ways to use them to design evidence-based policies and programs. The updated version covers the newest techniques for evaluating programs and includes state-of-the-art implementation advice, as well as an expanded set of examples and case studies that draw on recent development challenges. It also includes new material on research ethics and partnerships to conduct impact evaluation. The handbook is divided into four sections: Part One discusses what to evaluate and why; Part Two presents the main impact evaluation methods; Part Three addresses how to manage impact evaluations; Part Four reviews impact evaluation sampling and data collection. Case studies illustrate different applications of impact evaluations. The book links to complementary instructional material available online, including an applied case as well as questions and answers. The updated second edition will be a valuable resource for the international development community, universities, and policy makers looking to build better evidence around what works in development.

Randomistas

Randomistas
Author: Andrew Leigh
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2018-07-24
ISBN: 0300236123
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Randomistas Book Excerpt:

A fascinating account of how radical researchers have used experiments to overturn conventional wisdom and shaped life as we know it Experiments have consistently been used in the hard sciences, but in recent decades social scientists have adopted the practice. Randomized trials have been used to design policies to increase educational attainment, lower crime rates, elevate employment rates, and improve living standards among the poor. This book tells the stories of radical researchers who have used experiments to overturn conventional wisdom. From finding the cure for scurvy to discovering what policies really improve literacy rates, Leigh shows how randomistas have shaped life as we know it. Written in a “Gladwell-esque” style, this book provides a fascinating account of key randomized control trial studies from across the globe and the challenges that randomistas have faced in getting their studies accepted and their findings implemented. In telling these stories, Leigh draws out key lessons learned and shows the most effective way to conduct these trials.

Handbook of Field Experiments

Handbook of Field Experiments
Author: Esther Duflo,Abhijit Banerjee
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2017-03-21
ISBN: 0444633251
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Field Experiments Book Excerpt:

Handbook of Field Experiments explains how to conduct experimental research, presents a catalog on what research has uncovered thus far, and describes which areas remain to be explored. The section on methodology will be of particular interest to scholars working with experimental methods. Among substantive findings, contributors report on a body of results in areas from politics, to education, and firm productivity, demonstrating the power of these methods, while shedding light on issues such as robustness and external validity. Separating itself from circumscribed debates of specialists, this volume surpasses in usefulness the many journal articles and narrowly-defined books written by practitioners. Balances methodological insights with analyses of principal findings and suggestions for further research Appeals broadly to social scientists seeking to develop an expertise in field experiments Strives to be analytically rigorous Written in language that is accessible to graduate students and non-specialist economists

The Oxford Handbook of Professional Economic Ethics

The Oxford Handbook of Professional Economic Ethics
Author: George F. DeMartino,Deirdre N. McCloskey
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2016-01-04
ISBN: 0190269960
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Professional Economic Ethics Book Excerpt:

For over a century the economics profession has extended its reach to encompass policy formation and institutional design while largely ignoring the ethical challenges that attend the profession's influence over the lives of others. Economists have proven to be disinterested in ethics. Embracing emotivism, they often treat ethics a matter of mere preference. Moreover, economists tend to be hostile to professional economic ethics, which they incorrectly equate with a code of conduct that would be at best ineffectual and at worst disruptive to good economic practice. But good ethical reasoning is not reducible to mere tastes, and professional ethics is not reducible to a code. Instead, professional economic ethics refers to a new field of investigation-a tradition of sustained and lively inquiry into the irrepressible ethical entailments of academic and applied economic practice. The Oxford Handbook of Professional Economic Ethics explores a wide range of questions related to the nature of ethical economic practice and the content of professional economic ethics. It explores current thinking that has emerged in these areas while widening substantially the terrain of economic ethics. There has never been a volume that poses so directly and intensively the question of the need for and content of professional ethics for economics. The Handbook incorporates the work of leading scholars and practitioners, including academic economists from various theoretical traditions; applied economists, beyond academia, whose work has direct and immense social impact; and philosophers, professional ethicists, and others whose work has addressed the nature of "professionalism" and its implications for ethical practice.

Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics 2004

Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics 2004
Author: François Bourguignon,Boris Pleskovi?
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780821358009
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics 2004 Book Excerpt:

This publication contains selected papers from the 15th annual conference on international development issues, held in Bangalore in May 2003, the first such conference to be held in a developing country. The theme of the conference was accelerating development, focusing on four key themes: fostering entrepreneurship, innovation and growth; challenges of development in lagging regions; participation and inclusion; and scaling up and evaluation; as well as an examination of development issues relevant to India, such as infrastructure development.

Journal of Economic Literature

Journal of Economic Literature
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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High Performance Distributed Computing

High Performance Distributed Computing
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: IEEE
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780769512969
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

High Performance Distributed Computing Book Excerpt:

The proceedings from the August 2001 conference in San Francisco comprise 39 papers and nine posters on such topics as grid middleware, management of large databases, security, network Qos, metascheduling performance, resource discovery, problem solving environments, support for network applications, network monitoring, parallel and distributed algorithms, and application scheduling. Author index only. c. Book News Inc.

In Vivo

In Vivo
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Laboratory animals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Making Aid Work

Making Aid Work
Author: Abhijit V. Banerjee,Robert H. Bates,Angus Deaton,Nicholas Stern
Publsiher: Mit Press
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Aid Work Book Excerpt:

An encouraging account of the potential of foreign aid to reduce poverty and a challenge to all aid organizations to think harder about how they spend their money.

Clinical guidelines on the identification evaluation and treatment of overweight and obesity in adults

Clinical guidelines on the identification  evaluation  and treatment of overweight and obesity in adults
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 228
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Evaluation Practice in Review

Evaluation Practice in Review
Author: David S. Cordray,Howard S. Bloom,Richard J. Light
Publsiher: Jossey-Bass Incorporated Pub
Total Pages: 126
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Evaluation of Glare from Daytime Running Lights

Evaluation of Glare from Daytime Running Lights
Author: M. Kirkpatrick
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 69
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Automobiles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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26th Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science

26th Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 574
Release: 1985
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Computer programming
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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World Bank Research Program

World Bank Research Program
Author: World Bank
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Economic assistance
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Handbook of Evaluation Research

Handbook of Evaluation Research
Author: Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
Publsiher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Total Pages: 714
Release: 1975-11
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Evaluation of the Conspicuity of Daytime Running Lights

Evaluation of the Conspicuity of Daytime Running Lights
Author: K. Ziedman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 172
Release: 1990
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Automobiles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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