Brief Evaluation of Community-Wide Interventions
Austin Nichols
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Random-assignment experiments are the gold standard for assessing the impact of a policy or program for good reason, but they are not always a good option. For place-based initiatives, spillover effects and other factors make random assignment studies inappropriate. There are other methods, some of which use propensity score reweighting, that can credibly estimate impacts for these programs.
Research Areas Education Neighborhoods, cities, and metros
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center