A randomized experiment with firms

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We’re used to seeing randomized controlled trials in education, finance, and health interventions. Nick Bloom and his co-authors have performed a randomized experiment on firms. They selected 16 garment firms in India and provided the 8 treatment firms with extensive management consulting by Accenture and 8 control firms with very light consulting. The preliminary evidence from a pilot program shows lots of room for management improvement.

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