Handbook of Field Experiments, Volume Two explains how to conduct experimental research, presents a catalog of research to date, and describes which areas remain to be explored. The new volume includes sections on field experiments in education in developing countries, how to design social protection programs, a section on how to combat poverty, and updates on data relating to the impact and determinants of health levels in low-income countries. Separating itself from circumscribed debates of specialists, this volume surpasses the many journal articles and narrowly-defined books written by practitioners.
This ongoing series will be of particular interest to scholars working with experimental methods. Users will find results from politics, education, and more.
- 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
- Written in a language that is accessible to graduate students and non-specialist economists
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Section I. The Challenge of Improving Human Capital 1. Impacts and Determinants of Health Levels in Low-Income Countries 2. The Production of Human Capital in Developed Countries: Evidence From 196 Randomized Field Experiments 3. Field Experiments in Education in Developing Countries
Section II. Designing Effective Social Programs 4. Social Policy: Mechanism Experiments and Policy Evaluations 5. Field Experiments in Developing Country Agriculture 6. The Personnel Economics of the Developing State 7. Designing Social Protection Programs: Using Theory and Experimentation to Understand How to Help Combat Poverty 8. Social Experiments in the Labor Market
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.