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    Walker, Richard M. James, Oliver and Brewer, Gene A. 2017. Replication, experiments and knowledge in public management research. Public Management Review, Vol. 19, Issue. 9, p. 1221.

    Oliveros, Virginia and Schuster, Christian 2018. Merit, Tenure, and Bureaucratic Behavior: Evidence From a Conjoint Experiment in the Dominican Republic. Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 51, Issue. 6, p. 759.

    Pedersen, Mogens Jin and Stritch, Justin M. 2018. RNICE Model: Evaluating the Contribution of Replication Studies in Public Administration and Management Research. Public Administration Review, Vol. 78, Issue. 4, p. 606.

    Walker, Richard M Brewer, Gene A Lee, M Jin Petrovsky, Nicolai and van Witteloostuijn, Arjen 2018. Best Practice Recommendations for Replicating Experiments in Public Administration. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory,

    Kim, Min-Hyu 2018. Human resource strategies in response to government cutbacks: a survey experiment. Public Management Review, p. 1.

    Jilke, Sebastian 2018. Citizen satisfaction under changing political leadership: The role of partisan motivated reasoning. Governance, Vol. 31, Issue. 3, p. 515.

    Christensen, Julian Dahlmann, Casper Mondrup Mathiasen, Asbjørn Hovgaard Moynihan, Donald P and Petersen, Niels Bjørn Grund 2018. How Do Elected Officials Evaluate Performance? Goal Preferences, Governance Preferences, and the Process of Goal Reprioritization. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Vol. 28, Issue. 2, p. 197.

    Meyer-Sahling, Jan-Hinrik Mikkelsen, Kim Sass and Schuster, Christian 2018. The Causal Effect of Public Service Motivation on Ethical Behavior in the Public Sector: Evidence from a Large-Scale Survey Experiment. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory,

    Jilke, Sebastian Lu, Jiahuan Xu, Chengxin and Shinohara, Shugo 2018. Using Large-Scale Social Media Experiments in Public Administration: Assessing Charitable Consequences of Government Funding of Nonprofits. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory,

    Hong, Sounman 2019. A Behavioral Model of Public Organizations: Bounded Rationality, Performance Feedback, and Negativity Bias. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Vol. 29, Issue. 1, p. 1.

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Interest in experimental research in public management is on the rise, yet the field still lacks a broad understanding of its role in producing substantive findings and theoretical advances. Written by a team of leading international researchers, this book sets out the advantages of experiments in public management and showcases their rapidly developing contribution to research and practice. The book offers a comprehensive overview of the relationship between experiments and public management theory, and the benefits for examining causal effects. It will appeal to researchers and graduate-level students in public administration, public management, government, politics and policy studies. The key topics addressed are the distinct logic of experimental methods in the laboratory, in the field, and in survey experiments; how leading researchers are using different kinds of experiment to build knowledge about theory and practice across many areas of public management; and the research agendas for experimental work in public management.


'Experiments are, for good reason, a hot topic in public management research. This excellent collection provides both theory and practical advice to scholars about conducting and analyzing experimental data.'

Steve Kelman - Harvard University, Massachusetts

'These essays collectively introduce the potential that experimental methods have for uncovering the behavioral and institutional design elements of public management. The book traces the scope of existing work, but also offers an agenda and practical advice for an enduring research program. It is important reading for the serious student of public administration.'

Anthony Bertelli - New York University

'This is a very impressive collection of contributions to the cutting-edge method in the field of Public Administration. The book is full of insights and ideas that should tempt any researcher to experiment with experimental methods.'

George Boyne - Cardiff University

'This book is an excellent introduction and exhibit of experimentation in public administration, offering both chapters on how to carry out an experiment, the different types of experiments that exist ranging from panel surveys to lab experiments, the pros and cons of the method, as well as a large number of actual applications. The increase in the use of experiments coincides with the rise of a behavioural public administration and a call for more replication studies.'

Sandra van Thiel - Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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