Field Experiments in Economics: the Past, the Present, and the Future

@article{Levitt2008FieldEI,
  title={Field Experiments in Economics: the Past, the Present, and the Future},
  author={Steven D. Levitt and John A. List},
  journal={Economic History eJournal},
  year={2008}
}

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