Randomized trials in development economics: revolution or mirage?

Jonathan Morduch
Le Mag. (IRD, France). In French, English, Spanish.

Development economists use RCTs in two distinct ways, on the one hand to measure the impacts of a project (implemented in the field by donors, NGOs, etc.), on the other hand to carry out experiments in real environments (by artificially varying a parameter, to deduce "laws" from it)...

Wagner Faculty