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Beyond Experiments in Development Economics: Local Economy-wide Impact Evaluation

J. Edward Taylor and Mateusz J. Filipski


This book provides a methodology to evaluate the impacts of a wide diversity of development projects and policies on local economies. Projects and policies often create spillovers within project areas. LEWIE uses simulation methods to quantify these spillovers. It has become a complement to randomized control trials (RCTs), as governments and donors become interested in documenting impacts beyond the treated, comparing the likely impacts of alternative interventions, and designing complementary interventions to influence program and policy impacts. It is also a tool for impact evaluation where ... More

Keywords: impact evaluation, project appraisal, cost-benefit analysis, general equilibrium, spillovers, economic simulation, poverty, economic development, welfare analysis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198707875
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198707875.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J. Edward Taylor, author
Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Davis

Mateusz J. Filipski, author
Postdoctoral Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute