Ex Ante Evaluation of Social Programs

  title={Ex Ante Evaluation of Social Programs},
  author={Petra E. Todd and Kenneth I. Wolpin},
– this paper discusses methods for evaluating the impacts of social programs prior to their implementation. Ex ante evaluation is useful for designing programs that achieve some optimality criteria, such as maximizing impact for a given cost. this paper illustrates the use of behavioral models in predicting the impacts of hypothetical programs in a way that is not functional form dependent. the programs considered are programs that operate by affecting the budget constraint, such as wage… CONTINUE READING


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