NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

So you want to run an experiment, now what? Some Simple Rules of Thumb for Optimal Experimental Design

John A. List, Sally Sadoff, Mathis Wagner

NBER Working Paper No. 15701
Issued in January 2010

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank the Editor, two anonymous referees, Glenn Harrison, Emily Oster, Stephen Raudenbush, Azeem Shaikh, and seminar participants at the University of Chicago for useful comments. Clifford Clive provided research assistance. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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