Welfare Comparisons Across Expenditure Surveys EconomicsSSMART
Elliott Collins, Ethan Ligon, and Reajul Chowdhury
This project aims to replicate and combine three recent experiments on capital transfers to poor households in two distinct phases. The ﬁrst phase will produce three concise internal replications. These will be accompanied by a report detailing the challenges faced and tools and methods used. The ﬁnal goal will be to produce practical insights useful to students and new researchers. The second phase will combine these experiments in an extended analysis to explore how economic theory can allow for meta-analysis and comparative impact evaluation among datasets that would otherwise be problematic or even impossible to compare.