- The latest Journal of Economic Perspectives has a symposium on Big Data.
- On the CGD blog, Matt Collins argues why RCTs in development should not be double-blind.
- Using mobile phones for data collection efforts – some lessons from doing this in Uganda – from the World Bank’s EduTech blog.
- Andrew Gelman hosts a discussion on list randomization experiments to elicit sensitive information
- In Foreign Affairs Chris Blattman and Paul Niehaus discuss cash transfers.
- Rachel Glennerster discusses thorny issues that arise in the ethics of doing research (whether a randomized experiment or not) in developing countries, summarizing some issues in a new chapter she has on this issue.
- On the 3ie blog Howard White discusses a 1985 WHO paper about doing impact evaluations on water and sanitation projects – and notes a lot of similarities with problems noted in IE design then and ones that continue to be prevalent today.