Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/34963
Authors: 
List, John A.
Reiley, David
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 3273
Abstract: 
Field experiments occupy a middle ground between laboratory experiments and naturally occurring field data. The idea is to perform a controlled experiment that captures important characteristics of the real world. Relative to traditional empirical economics, field experiments provide an advantage by creating exogenous variation in the variables of interest, allowing us to establish causality rather than mere correlation. Relative to a laboratory experiment, a field experiment gives up some of the control that a laboratory experimenter may have over her environment in exchange for increased realism.
Subjects: 
Field experiments
JEL: 
C72
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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