October 01, 2003
An article on social experiments by SRDC staff was recently published in the United Kingdom. The October ,2003 issue of the National Institute Economic Review (No. 186) included “Evaluation using Random Assignment Experiments: Demonstrating the Effectiveness of Earnings Supplements” by SRDC Senior Research Associate Doug Tattrie and Principal Research Associate Reuben Ford. The article discusses the strengths and weaknesses of experimental designs and uses SRDC’s Self-Sufficiency Project to demonstrate the kinds of valuable policy-relevant evidence that can be produced by a well designed experiment.