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Adrien Lorenceau

Adrien Lorenceau received his Ph.D on the evaluation of public policies in the field of education and development from the Paris School of Economics. He is currently, adjunct lecturer in Sciences Po. Adrien worked as a consultant for the World Bank, the French development agency (AFD) and as a research assistant for the Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) in India. 

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Blogs review: The popularity of Randomized Control Trials

What’s at stake: The popularity of Randomized Control Trials (RCTs) in academia has led to an impressive increase in the amounts governments and international institutions spend on providing evidence from RCTs. While valued for their research design, they remain criticized for having little predictive value beyond the context of the original experiment and the difficulties they face in evaluating complex interventions.

By: Jérémie Cohen-Setton, Emmanuel Letouzé and Adrien Lorenceau Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: January 14, 2014