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Some Links Related to Randomized Controlled Trials for Policymaking

In response to my previous post, Avi Feller sent me these links related to efforts promoting the use of RCTs  and evidence-based approaches for policymaking:

  •  The theme of this year's just-concluded APPAM conference (the national public policy research organization) was "evidence-based policymaking," with a headline panel on using experiments in policy (see here and here).
  • Jeff Liebman has written extensively about the use of randomized experiments in policy (see here for a recent interview).
  • The White House now has an entire office devoted to running randomized trials to improve government performance (the so-called "nudge unit"). Check out their recent annual report here.
  • JPAL North America just launched a major initiative to help state and local governments run randomized trials (see here).