Book review: "Randomistas: how radical researchers are changing our world" by Andrew Leigh

Fuhrmann, Hanna
External Publications (2019)

in: Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics 78 (February), 87-88


In his book "Randomistas: How Radical Researchers Are Changing Our World", Andrew Leigh takes us on a journey through the history of randomised trials. Covering the areas medicine, poverty reduction, education, crime, development aid, social media and politics, he illustrates with an impressive collection of examples how randomised studies can affect almost every aspect of our daily life. "Randomistas" is an engaging read that is both interesting for academics and practitioners working in the field of randomised trials as well as for the broader public that might be new to the topic.

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