Using RCTs to Estimate Long-Run Impacts in Development Economics
NBER Working Paper No. 25356
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We are particularly grateful to Craig McIntosh and Prashant Bharadwaj for their work on the systematic review of cash transfer and child health projects discussed in this article, under the Long-term Impact Discovery (LID) initiative. GiveWell provided generous financial support for the LID initiative, and Josh Rosenberg of GiveWell gave us many helpful suggestions. We also benefited from suggestions and comments provided by the LID faculty advisory committee at CEGA, including Lia Fernald, Paul Gertler, Marco Gonzalez-Navarro, and Manisha Shah, as well as from Oriana Bandiera, Robin Burgess, Xavier Jaravel, and Rachael Meager. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.