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Thoughts about the Diversity of Evaluations


  • Link, Al

    () (University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Economics)

  • Scott, John

    () (University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Economics)


Evaluations of public programs are based on a number of different methodologies, and each exhibits great diversity of methods. All address the benefits of the programs and most compare benefits to costs, but the types of benefits and their measures vary greatly across the studies, especially for different types of public programs. This research collection illustrates the range of methods, providing discussion of different approaches and many examples of actual evaluations of public programs across several different public policy settings.

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  • Link, Al & Scott, John, 2011. "Thoughts about the Diversity of Evaluations," UNCG Economics Working Papers 11-2, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:uncgec:2011_002

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    Evaluations; Diversity;

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    • O30 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General

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