Francesco Drago
University of Catania



(Monday, 31st May 2010)

Title : Institutions and Natural Experiment

In this workshop we will explore the way in which natural experiments help to understand the impact of incentives, norms and institutions on economic behaviour at the aggregate and individual level. Using the insights and the approach of the policy evaluation literature, we will address the advantages and the limits of natural experiments

Bibliographical references :

Melissa Dell, 2010 "The Persistent Effects of Peru's Mining Mita", MIT, unpublished manuscript

Francesco Drago, Roberto Galbiati, and Pietro Vertova, 2009 "The Deterrent Effects of Prison: Evidence from a Natural Experiment", Journal of Political Economy, 117(2).