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An adaptive targeted field experiment: job search assistance for refugees in Jordan

Abstract:

We introduce an adaptive targeted treatment assignment methodology for field experiments. Our Tempered Thompson Algorithm balances the goals of maximizing the precision of treatment effect estimates and maximizing the welfare of experimental participants. A hierarchical Bayesian model allows us to adaptively target treatments. We implement our methodology in Jordan, testing policies to help Syrian refugees and local jobseekers to find work. The immediate employment impacts of a small cash gra...

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In press
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/jeea/jvad067

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
Journal of the European Economic Association More from this journal
Publication date:
2023-11-16
Acceptance date:
2023-11-15
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EISSN:
1542-4774
ISSN:
1542-4766
Language:
English
Pubs id:
1339890
Local pid:
pubs:1339890
Deposit date:
2023-05-05

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