Esther Duflo (L) and Abhijit Banerjee, who, along with Michael Kremer (not pictured), won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.
The surge of interest in experimental approaches in economics began in the early 1990s.
It can be difficult to work out whether you should believe a study’s reported findings.
Wondering if that latest study finding is too good to be true, or whether it's as bad as we're told? Here are five questions to ask to help you assess the evidence.
Economist, author and MP Andrew Leigh spoke to Fiona Fidler about how we should be using randomised trials more to drive decisions and policy in public life.
Unless we design research programs to look at why people would rather stay on country than receive effective health treatments, Aboriginal health may not improve.
Like all good health care, improving health in remote settings requires an evidence base. But forcing all research questions into the randomised controlled trial model is not the answer.
Worth the effort?
Some 85% of research into drugs and treatments ends up on the cutting room floor but not all of that should.
A health worker dispenses albendazole tablets to a child on National Deworming Day in Kisumu, Kenya.
Evidence Action, Courtesy of Photoshare
A re-analysis of research into deworming interventions at Kenyan schools has confirmed some findings and disputed others. However, it does not take away from the programme's effectiveness.