Building Bridges between Structural and Program Evaluation Approaches to Evaluating Policy
66 Pages Posted: 21 Jun 2010 Last revised: 5 Sep 2010
Date Written: June 2010
This paper compares the structural approach to economic policy analysis with the program evaluation approach. It offers a third way to do policy analysis that combines the best features of both approaches. We illustrate the value of this alternative approach by making the implicit economics of LATE explicit, thereby extending the interpretability and range of policy questions that LATE can answer.
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