Handbook of Field Experiments provides tactics on how to conduct experimental research, also presenting a comprehensive catalog on new results from research and areas that remain to be explored. This updated addition to the series includes an entire chapters on field experiments, the politics and practice of social experiments, the methodology and practice of RCTs, and the econometrics of randomized experiments. These topics apply to a wide variety of fields, from politics, to education, and firm productivity, providing readers with a resource that sheds light on timely 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
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1. An Introduction to the "Handbook of Field Experiments" A. Banerjee, E. Duflo
Section I. Some Historical Background 2. The Politics and Practice of Social Experiments: Seeds of a Revolution J.M. Gueron
Section II. Methodology and Practice of RCTs 3. The Econometrics of Randomized Experiments S. Athey and G.W. Imbens 4. Decision Theoretic Approaches to Experiment Design and External Validity A. Banerjee, S. Chassang, E. Snowberg 5. The Practicalities of Running Randomized Evaluations: Partnerships, Measurement, Ethics, and Transparency R. Glennerster 6. The Psychology of Construal in the Design of Field Experiments E.L. Paluck and E. Shafir
Section III. Understanding Preferences and Preference Change 7. Field Experiments in Markets O. Al-Ubaydli and J.A. List 8. Field Experiments on Discrimination M. Bertrand and E. Duflo 9. Field Experiments on Voter Mobilization: An Overview of a Burgeoning Literature A.S. Gerber and D.P. Green 10. Lab in the Field: Measuring Preferences in the Wild U. Gneezy and A. Imas 11. Field Experiments in Marketing D. Simester
Esther Duflo is the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics, and a founder and Director of the Abudl Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab. She is a recipient of the John Bates Clark Medal and a MacArthur Fellowship.
Ford Foundation Professor of Economics, MIT.