Launch of J-PAL North America

J-PAL has launched a North American office to bring randomized evaluation to domestic policy planning. It would be interesting to have their take on the negative income tax experiments of the 1960s and 1970s in the U.S. and Canada, but Karl Widerquist’s review of the literature on the experiments reminds us that the hardest part of policymaking is reaching consensus on our goals.

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