Social Science

Randomizing Policy and the Risk of Multiple Hypothesis Testing

Randomized policy research should be pre-registered to reduce the chance of false positive results.

How Can Experiments Play a Greater Role in Public Policy?

Policymakers should take steps to ensure successful pilots can be scaled up effectively.

Using Rigorous Policy Pilots to Improve Governance

Scholars examine the benefits, challenges, and best practices of evidence-based policymaking.

It Takes “Alternative Math” to Claim That Redistribution Is Futile

A regulation that provides a benefit in excess of a cost while helping the disadvantaged subsets of society should be seen as doubly wise.

Self-Deception and Regulatory Compliance

Firms vary considerably in how they interpret regulatory commands and signals, posing enforcement challenges.