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The limitations of randomised controlled trials

Deaton, A.; Cartwright, N.

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A. Deaton



Abstract

In recent years, the use of randomised controlled trials has spread from labour market and welfare programme evaluation to other areas of economics, and to other social sciences, perhaps most prominently in development and health economics. This column argues that some of the popularity of such trials rests on misunderstandings about what they are capable of accomplishing, and cautions against simple extrapolations from trials to other contexts.

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Deaton, A., & Cartwright, N. (2016). The limitations of randomised controlled trials. [VOX, CEPR Policy Portal]

Digital Artefact Type Other
Online Publication Date Nov 9, 2016
Publication Date Nov 9, 2016
Deposit Date Nov 9, 2016
Publicly Available Date Jul 6, 2018
Publisher URL http://voxeu.org/article/limitations-randomised-controlled-trials
Additional Information Series Title: VOX, CEPR Policy Portal

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