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RCTs in the long run
RCTs have revolutionised development policy, but do the interventions that work in the short run have a benefit 10 or 20 years later?
Alleviating poverty with experimental research: The 2019 Nobel laureates
The Nobel nomination’s emphasis on the practical applications of Banerjee’s, Duflo’s and Kremer’s methods represents a monumental and welcome change
Randomised control trials: Limits and broader application
Despite limitations, the use of randomised control trials has led to a paradigm shift in development policy evaluation
What does the 2019 Nobel mean for development economics?
Why have Esther Duflo, Abhijit Banerjee and Michael Kremer been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics? And what does this mean for development...
Does research translate into policy? Evidence from Brazilian municipalities
How much do political leaders value academic research? Can this research change not only their beliefs, but also the policies they implement?
The changing face of development: The gap between macroeconomic policy and research
Is development research losing focus of the big picture?
Randomised control trials: Lessons for policy
What are randomised control trials, and what is the best way to use them to inform policy decisions?
RCTs: Why scale matters
How does scaling up randomised controlled trials make them more effective?
Understanding the average effect of microcredit
Microcredit trials show only moderate variation in effects across different settings, suggesting that the average effects of these loans are small