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I am particularly interested in hearing thoughts on what are logical next steps in the research agenda of people who are interested in "The experimental approach to development economics" or in the evaluation of policy.

Many people reject the notion that a randomized controlled trial (RCT) can estimate relevant policy parameters. They generally argue for a more "structural" approach. Is there a good middle-ground and will structuralism begin to take hold?


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This question is not about "experimental economics"; that term is used to talk about lab experiments which are usually designed to test decision/game theoretic predictions, but occasionally also to answer other questions. I'm suggesting a change in the title of the question to reflect this. –  Zermelo Oct 16 '11 at 17:12
Good point! I agree. –  dchandler Oct 16 '11 at 23:18