NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Ordeal Mechanisms In Targeting: Theory And Evidence From A Field Experiment In Indonesia

Vivi Alatas, Abhijit Banerjee, Rema Hanna, Benjamin A. Olken, Ririn Purnamasari, Matthew Wai-Poi

NBER Working Paper No. 19127
Issued in June 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

This project was a collaboration involving many people. We thank Jie Bai, Talitha Chairunissa, Donghee Jo, Chaeruddin Kodir, He Yang, Ariel Zucker, and Gabriel Zucker for their excellent research assistance, and Raj Chetty, Esther Duflo, Amy Finkelstein, and numerous seminar participants for helpful comments. We thank Mitra Samya, the Indonesian Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS), the Indonesian National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction (TNP2K, particularly Sudarno Sumarto and Bambang Widianto), the Indonesian Social Affairs Department (DepSos), and SurveyMeter for their cooperation implementing the project. Most of all, we thank Jurist Tan for her truly exceptional work leading the field implementation. This project was financially supported by the World Bank, AusAID, and 3ie, and analysis was supported by NIH under grant P01 HD061315. Additional Affiliations:. Banerjee, Olken: BREAD, CEPR, and J-PAL Hanna: BREAD, CEPR, and J-PAL. All views expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the World Bank, TNP2K, Mitra Samya, DepSos, the Indonesian Central Bureau of Statistics, or the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Rema Hanna -----

Rema Hanna is a scientific director at JPAL-South East Asia. J-PAL has no stake in the outcomes of any given evaluation results; however, J-PAL does have a position on what is considered a rigorous evaluation methodology.

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