It’s not often that people offer you their data to evaluate, but regular blog reader Kevin Cox is presently implementing an interesting scheme in the ACT called “Water Rewards”, and has generously offered to collaborate with economists interested in evaluating it.
If there is any economist or budding economist who would like to join us and look at the data we will get from our Water Rewards pilot then please contact me [AL: his blog is here]. One of the tasks I am going through at the moment is trying to design Water Rewards in such a way that we can measure the effect and prove one way or the other if it is as good as we expect.
Given that water is one of the hottest political topics in Australia at present, a good study on the topic is unlikely to meet with a lukewarm reception. If you’re really nice, Kevin might also share data from his Health Rewards and Transport Rewards schemes.