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Should the Randomistas Rule?

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  • Ravallion Martin

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Social experiments are not the only, or even the best, way of addressing the key policy questions faced in the fight against poverty according to Martin Ravallion, the director of the Word Bank's research department.

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Article provided by De Gruyter in its journal The Economists' Voice.

Volume (Year): 6 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 (February)
Pages: 1-5

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  2. Marcel Fafchamps & Simon Quinn & David McKenzie and Christopher Woodruff, 2011. "When is capital enough to get female microenterprises growing? Evidence from a randomized experiment in Ghana," Economics Series Working Papers WPS/2011-11, University of Oxford, Department of Economics.
  3. Olofsgård, Anders, 2012. "The Politics of Aid Effectiveness: Why Better Tools can Make for Worse Outcomes," SITE Working Paper Series 16, Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics, Stockholm School of Economics.
  4. Allen, Franklin & Carletti, Elena & Cull, Robert & Qian, Jun & Senbet, Lemma W & Valenzuela, Patricio, 2014. "Improving Access to Banking: Evidence from Kenya," CEPR Discussion Papers 9840, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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  7. Carden, Fred, 2013. "Asking questions in the solution space: Methodological issues in evaluating equity," Evaluation and Program Planning, Elsevier, vol. 36(1), pages 213-217.
  8. Duggan, Colleen, 2012. "“Show me your impact”: Evaluating transitional justice in contested spaces," Evaluation and Program Planning, Elsevier, vol. 35(1), pages 199-205.
  9. William Easterly, 2008. "Can the West Save Africa?," NBER Working Papers 14363, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  10. Muller, Sean, 2014. "Randomised trials for policy: a review of the external validity of treatment effects," SALDRU Working Papers 127, Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, University of Cape Town.
  11. Maredia, Mywish K., 2009. "Improving the proof: Evolution of and emerging trends in impact assessment methods and approaches in agricultural development," IFPRI discussion papers 929, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  12. Montgomery, Heather & Weiss, John, 2011. "Can Commercially-oriented Microfinance Help Meet the Millennium Development Goals? Evidence from Pakistan," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 39(1), pages 87-109, January.

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