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Application of Economics in Program Evaluation Paper for Canadian Evaluation Society 2010 Annual Conference

By Ding Lu and D Lu

Abstract

Economics, the study of optimal use of society’s scarce resources, plays a key role in program evaluation. Application of concepts and analytical framework in several economics fields has enhanced the rigour of program evaluation methods. This paper goes through the evaluation logic model to review and highlight the key aspects of program evaluation where modern economics has provided crucial insights and practical research tools. The rising importance of economics applied to program evaluation has far reaching implications on the latter’s profession development and its education agenda

Year: 2013
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