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date: 27 January 2020

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This article discusses and considers the nature of social experiments that have been conducted for the past four decades. It provides a review of the efforts of many social scientists and economists to develop systematic empirical evidence about the likely advantages and disadvantages of specific policy proposals via the conduct of social experiments. The article also studies the advantages and disadvantages of social experiments and attempts to incorporate the current trend into the future of social experimentation.

Keywords: social experiments, systematic empirical evidence, policy, current trend, social experimentation

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