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Cash or Condition? Evidence from a Cash Transfer Experiment

Sarah Baird, Craig McIntosh and Berk Özler.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

November 2011; p ublished online October 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Demographic Economics; Design of Experiments; Education and Research Institutions. 15424 words.

This article assesses the role of conditionality in cash transfer programs using a unique experiment targeted at adolescent girls in Malawi. The program featured two distinct interventions:...

Cautionary notes on the use of field experiments to address policy issues

Glenn W. Harrison.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2014; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Welfare Economics; Data Collection and Date Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs; Design of Experiments. 5891 words.

Field experiments are popular again in policy circles. There are various types of field experiments, with complementary strengths and weaknesses for different policy questions. There is...

Do people exaggerate how happy they are? Using a promise to induce truth-telling

Fredrik Carlsson and Mitesh Kataria.

in Oxford Economic Papers

July 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Design of Experiments; Welfare and Poverty. 6041 words.


We investigate a novel approach to reduce measurement error in subjective well-being (SWB) data. Using a between-subject design, half of the subjects...

Explaining and Forecasting Results of the Self-sufficiency Project

Christopher Ferrall.

in The Review of Economic Studies

October 2012; p ublished online February 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Labour and Demographic Economics; Econometric Modelling; Design of Experiments. 14854 words.

This paper studies the self-sufficiency project (SSP), a controlled randomized experiment concerning welfare, by estimating a model of endogenous skill accumulation, multidimensional job...

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The Impact of Decentralized Data Entry on the Quality of Household Survey Data in Developing Countries: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Vietnam

Paul Glewwe and Hai-Anh Hoang Dang.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Data Collection and Date Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs; Design of Experiments; Econometric and Statistical Methods; Special Topics; Welfare and Poverty; Economic Development. 8713 words.

Computers were provided to randomly selected districts participating in a household survey in Vietnam to assess the impact on data quality of entering data within a day or two of completing...