Quality in policy impact evaluation: understanding the effects of policy from other influences

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Authors:  Siobhan Campbell, Gemma Harper Published by HM Treasury, Dept of Energy and Climate Change, Dept of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, December 2012 Quality in policy impact evaluation (QPIE) is a supplement to the Magenta Book (see below) and provides a guide to the quality of impact evaluation designs. It has ...

MECHANISM EXPERIMENTS AND POLICY EVALUATIONS

Monday, May 30th, 2011

  Jens Ludwig, Jeffrey R. Kling, Sendhil Mullainathan, Working Paper 17062 , NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH, 1050 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, May 2011 pdf copy available A mechanism experiment is "an experiment that does not test a policy, but one which tests a causal mechanism that underlies a policy" ABSTRACT Randomized controlled trials ...