A "Politically Robust" Experimental Design for Public Policy Evaluation, with Application to the Mexican Universal Health Insurance Program

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A "Politically Robust" Experimental Design for Public Policy Evaluation, with Application to the Mexican Universal Health Insurance Program

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dc.contributor.author King, Gary
dc.contributor.author Gakidou, Emmanuela
dc.contributor.author Ravishankar, Nirmala
dc.contributor.author Moore, Ryan T.
dc.contributor.author Lakin, Jason
dc.contributor.author Vargas, Manett
dc.contributor.author Tellez-Rojo, Martha Maria
dc.contributor.author Avila, Juan Eugenio Hernandez
dc.contributor.author Avila, Mauricio Hernandez
dc.contributor.author Llamas, Hector Hernandez
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-14T18:34:50Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation King, Gary, Emmanuela Gakidou, Nirmala Ravishankar, Ryan T. Moore, Jason Lakin, Manett Vargas, Martha María Téllez-Rojo, Juan Eugenio Hernández Ávila, Mauricio Hernández Ávila, and Héctor Hernández Llamas. 2007. A "politically robust" experimental design for public policy evaluation, with application to the Mexican universal health insurance program. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 26(3): 479-506. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0276-8739 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4215039
dc.description.abstract We develop an approach to conducting large scale randomized public policy experiments intended to be more robust to the political interventions that have ruined some or all parts of many similar previous efforts. Our proposed design is insulated from selection bias in some circumstances even if we lose observations; our inferences can still be unbiased even if politics disrupts any two of the three steps in our analytical procedures; and other empirical checks are available to validate the overall design. We illustrate with a design and empirical validation of an evaluation of the Mexican Seguro Popular de Salud (Universal Health Insurance) program we are conducting. Seguro Popular, which is intended to grow to provide medical care, drugs, preventative services, and financial health protection to the 50 million Mexicans without health insurance, is one of the largest health reforms of any country in the last two decades. The evaluation is also large scale, constituting one of the largest policy experiments to date and what may be the largest randomized health policy experiment ever. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Government en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Wiley-Blackwell en_US
dc.relation.isversionof doi:10.1002/pam.20279 en_US
dash.license LAA
dc.title A "Politically Robust" Experimental Design for Public Policy Evaluation, with Application to the Mexican Universal Health Insurance Program en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
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dc.relation.journal Journal of Policy Analysis and Management en_US
dash.depositing.author King, Gary
dc.date.available 2010-06-14T18:34:50Z

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