Explaining Randomized Evaluation Techniques Using Classroom Games
AbstractOver the last decade, randomized evaluations have taken the field of development economics by storm. Despite the availability of strong review pieces in the topic, there is no pedagogical paper on randomized evaluation. This paper bridges the gap by introducing three interactive classroom games to communicate the concepts of Average Treatment Effect (ATE), Intentâ€“to-Treat Effect (ITT), Sub-group Average Treatment Effect (SATE), and Externality Effect (EE). The classroom games are easy to implement and provide students an opportunity to participate in a simple randomized trial of their own.
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program evaluation; classroom experiment; pedagogy; economic development;
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- A22 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Undergraduate
- C70 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - General
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- NEP-EXP-2010-09-18 (Experimental Economics)
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