Chapter 5


Module 5.1


This chapter covers planning for data collection. It gives practical advice for choosing what data to collect, selecting good indicators and instruments, and choosing the time, place, and frequency of data collection.


Module 5.2


Incentives Work: Getting Teachers to Come to School

Truth-telling by Third-party Auditors and the Response of Polluting Firms: Experimental Evidence from India

Can Institutions be Reformed from Within? Evidence from a Randomized Experiment with the Rajasthan Police

Are Emily and Greg More Employable than Lakisha and Jamal? A Field Experiment on Labor Market Discrimination

The Simple Economics of Extortion: Evidence from Trucking in Aceh

J-PAL Briefcase: Routes to Reduced Corruption

Monitoring Corruption: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia

Social Engineering Evidence from a Suite of Take-up Experiments in Kenya

Is Decentralized Iron Fortification a Feasible Option to Fight Anemia Among the Poorest?

Do Labor Market Opportunities Affect Young Women's Work and Family Decisions? Experimental Evidence from India

Rural Roads and Intermediated Trade: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Sierra Leone

The Political Economy of Deforestation in the Tropics

J-PAL Briefcase: Know Your Status?

The Demand for, and Impact of, Learning HIV Status

Women as Policy Makers: Evidence from a India-Wide Randomized Policy Experiment

J-PAL Briefcase: Women as Policymakers

Free Distribution or Cost-Sharing? Evidence from a Malaria Prevention Experiment

What Matters (and What Does Not) in Households' Decision to Invest in Malaria Prevention?

Short-Run Subsidies and Long-Run Adoption of New Health Products: Evidence from a Field Experiment

J-PAL Bulletin: The Price is Wrong

Using Experimental Economics to Measure Social Capital and Predict Financial Decisions

Fairness in Simple Bargaining Experiments

Enterprises for Ultra-poor Women After War: The WINGS Program in Northern Uganda

Development Assistance, Institution Building, and Social Cohesion after Civil War: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Liberia

Democratic Institutions and Collective Action Capacity: Results from a Field Experiment in Post-Conflict Liberia

Remedying Education: Evidence from Two Randomized Experiments in India

J-PAL Policy Briefcase: Making Schools Work for Marginalized Children

Location, location, location: residence, wealth, and the quality of medical care in Delhi, India

Money for nothing: The dire straits of medical practice in Delhi, India

Powerful Women: Does Exposure Reduce Bias?

J-PAL Briefcase: Raising Female Leaders

Measuring Discrimination in Education

Expanding Microenterprise Credit Access: Using Randomized Supply Decisions to Estimate the Impacts in Manila

List Randomization for Sensitive Behavior: An Application for Measuring Use of Loan Proceeds

Environmental Regulations and Corruption: Automobile Emissions in Mexico City

The Diffusion of Microfinance