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Albert N. Link and John T. Scott

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199729685

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199729685.001.0001

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Concluding Statement

Concluding Statement

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Public Goods, Public Gains

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This concluding chapter emphasizes the importance of economic theory as a guiding criterion for program evaluation. Caveats about economic-based evaluations are offered. Finally, an argument is proffered that program evaluations are important for informed policy debate.

Keywords:   program evaluation, policy debate, underinvestment versus inefficient investment

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