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Dimensions of Parallelism: Some Policy Applications of Experimental Methods

Plott, Charles R. (1986) Dimensions of Parallelism: Some Policy Applications of Experimental Methods. Social Science Working Paper, 569. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

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This paper outlines several strategies that have been employed in attempts to use experimental methods for actual policy decisions. The topic to be explored is how policy issues have been posed in policy related studies so that experimental methods could be applied. The discussion is limited to ten instances that have involved me personally at some level of effort.

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Additional Information:The financial support of the National Science Foundation and the Caltech Program for Enterprise and Public Policy is gratefully acknowledged, I also wish to thank Alvin Roth and Howard Kunreuther who provided comments on an early draft. Published as Plott, Charles R. "Dimensions of parallelism: Some policy applications of experimental methods." Laboratory experimentation in economics: Six points of view (1987): 193-219.
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