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Behavioural and experimental economics: are they really transforming economics?

Ana C. Santos.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

July 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Design of Experiments; Economic Methodology. 12876 words.

Behavioural and experimental economics are part of an increasingly pluralistic mainstream economics, sharing with other recently established research programmes the revision of fundamental...

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Economics as social engineering? Questioning the performativity thesis

Ana C. Santos and João Rodrigues.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

September 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Design of Experiments; Economic Sociology. 8989 words.

The social engineering ambitions of economics have never been so high. Economists are increasingly invited to construct markets from scratch or to design mechanisms that mimic the market....

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Getting policy-makers to listen to field experiments

Paul Dolan and Matteo M. Galizzi.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2014; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Design of Experiments; Microeconomics. 14900 words.

We start with the premise that the greater use of field experiments in policy would lead to the more efficient use of scarce resources. This paper asks why field experiments are not used as...

Methodology Update: Randomised Controlled Trials, Structural Models and the Study of Politics

Leonard Wantchekon and Jenny Guardado R..

in Journal of African Economies

August 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Design of Experiments. 7336 words.

This paper explores how the combined use of Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) and Structural Models can improve the study of politics. We posit that randomized controlled trials can...