Objecting to experiments that compare two unobjectionable policies or treatments
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Volume 116, Issue 22, 2019, Pages 10723-10728.
Randomized experiments have enormous potential to improve human welfare in many domains, including healthcare, education, finance, and public policy. However, such "A/B tests" are often criticized on ethical grounds even as similar, untested interventions are implemented without objection. We find robust evidence across 16 studies of 5,87...More
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