Opinion | Randomized control trials may not suit India’s social schemes4 min read 31 Oct 2019, 10:46 PM IST
What works for a small-scale NGO-style intervention may not help the state’s implementation of it without elaborate checks
The Nobel Prize for economics this year has gone to three scholars, two American citizens and one French-American. It has generated much excitement in India because one of the Americans, Abhijit Banerjee, is of Indian descent, and all three have worked on India. This has happened before. Angus Deaton, the 2015 recipient, and Amartya Sen (1998), had done research on India too.
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