14.11 Putting Social Sciences to the Test: Field Experiments in Economics

Spring 2006

Young girl studying.
Young girl studying. (Image courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau.)

Course Highlights

This course features virtually all of its lecture notes and assignments. An extensive list of readings is also available.

Course Description

14.11 is a new class on the topic of field (that is, 'in situ') and laboratory experiments in the social sciences - both what these experiments have taught and can teach us and how to conduct them.
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Staff

Instructors:
Prof. David Autor
Prof. Esther Duflo

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
One session / week
2.5 hours / session

Recitations:
One session / week
1 hour / session

Level

Undergraduate