Because it opens up a Pandora's box on everything they've been closeting for years. Truth is a very scarce commodity and especially in Kenya.
#NobelEconomicsPrize opens RCT can of worms, all sorts of creepy crawlies coming out: “Between 2010 and 2011 DFID funded a large-scale experiment on Kenyan schools. The policy experiment tested the effects of cutting teachers’ salaries and hiring them on s
"The policy experiment tested the effects of cutting teachers’ salaries and hiring them on short-term contracts." What the hell kind of an "experiment" is that?
The critique of the rhetoric of calling teacher union opposition "rent-seeking" does seem reasonable: surely one might imagine market power operating in the private teacher market. There might be no overall "rents" but an unequal distribution of "normal pr
Would be interesting to know more about usage of phrase "empirical logic".... is that what in econometrics is often called "internal validity"? Or "external validity"? Or both? Or something else entirely.
“When are experiments corrupt?” (Specifically, my experiment with coauthors on contract teachers in Kenya.) https://t.co/sTSlnfi1xB Ungated: https://t.co/SPEHxiiMFp Tad ironic we get attacked for showing a policy that the author dislikes didn’t work, bu