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AEA RCT Registry currently lists 1085 studies with locations in 104 countries.

Most Recently Registered Trials

  • Demand-driven, private sector enforcement of labor law in Bangladesh
    Last registered on February 24, 2017

    Labor regulations aimed at improving working conditions may not be effectively enforced by weak states; I ask whether private sector efforts can achieve greater regulatory compliance. Specifically, I evaluate multinational retail and apparel firms’ efforts to enforce local labor laws on their suppliers in Bangladesh. I use a randomized controlled trial to study their program to achieve garment factories’ compliance with a local labor law. I analyze impacts on factories’ compliance levels and business outcomes and workers’ welfare. I also aim to study impacts on broader equilibrium compliance levels in the sector.

  • Legitimacy And Social Desirability: MTurk Online Survey
    Last registered on February 24, 2017

    We will recruit survey participants on MTurk to conduct an online survey. With this survey, we plan to study whether the legitimacy (in the sense of conformity to the law) of a certain political view also affects its social desirability. First, all subjects will answer a few demographic questions. Second, they will be asked about their opinion on prohibiting the building of minarets. Third, they will be asked to participate in a dictator game where they will have to split $3 between them and another subject. They will be randomized into four groups. Subjects in the control group will only be told that the other subject is a 24-year-old male from Switzerland. Subjects in the "anti-minarets" treatment group will be also told that the other subject is against the building of minarets. Su...

  • Study of the effectiveness of acceleration mechanisms for start-ups
    Last registered on February 24, 2017

    The design of effective programs for fostering entrepreneurial activity is an important activity for stakeholders across the board. However, limited evidence exists regarding what works and what does not. We build on recent causal evidence on the performance enhancing effects of business accelerators that speculates about the existence of a specific mechanism: structured accountability. This trial seeks to test the effect of structured accountability on entrepreneurial performance. That is, whether encouraging entrepreneurs to articulate specific objectives and following up on their implicit commitment causes entrepreneurs to outperform. Understanding the economic significance of such a programmatic design will help policymakers and investors allocate their resources more effectively, a...

  • Contrasting the effects of monetization of intrinsic value and instrumental value on environmentally relevant behavior
    Last registered on February 23, 2017

    Economic valuation is used as a tool to estimate the value of cultural and natural resources for policy, planning, and marketing purposes, but the calculation and meaning of the resulting numbers is heavily contested. Part of the conflict arises because natural and cultural resources have significant intrinsic value in addition to any instrumental, or use, value. This study is designed to contribute to the literature concerning how best to increase public support for the protection of natural resources. Specifically, this experiment sets out to determine whether or not individuals respond differently to the monetization of intrinsic and instrumental value, building upon previous work which provided evidence that individuals may be sensitive to the monetization of natural resource val...

  • Increasing students' aspirations: the impact of a role model on students' educational attainment
    Last registered on February 23, 2017

    This project involves randomised screenings of an aspirations-building film to secondary school students before their national exams. The film is called Queen of Katwe and is a biographical film, based on the true story of Phiona Mutesi, about the rise of a poverty stricken Ugandan girl to become a world chess champion. The film therefore offers a potential role model to young Ugandan students about working hard to achieve their dreams and overcoming challenges. A growing body of behavioural economics research suggests that people’s aspirations and sense of control over their lives may be beaten down over time by the very difficult nature of living in poverty. Providing an example of a successful peer as a role model may help to create new mental models at a crucial decision point i...

  • Evaluating the impact of recipient choice in aid provision
    Last registered on February 23, 2017

    Through a randomized control trial respondents were randomly selected to receive either a particular development program (agricultural extension, agricultural inputs, livestock transfers) or an equivalent amount of cash. We then elicit respondents' indifference point for the program in question. Subsequently, we randomly assigned individuals to receive the program in question or cash transfer equal to the cost of the program. After an appropriate delay, we will return to recipients to measure outcomes associated with their economic situation and general well-being (e.g., income, assets, psychological well-being). This design allows us to answer several questions related to the optimal allocation of aid dollars: 1. Do individuals who express a high valuation for a particular assistanc...

  • The effect of affordable daycare on health and economic well-being over the life course in India: A cluster-randomized impact evaluation study
    Last registered on February 22, 2017

    There are structural barriers to women's economic participation and empowerment in India. Among these barriers is the lack of affordable and reliable daycare services. The responsibility of providing childcare is imposed primarily on women and contributes to gender inequalities experienced by women over the life-course. The provision of affordable and reliable daycare services is a potentially important policy lever for reducing gender inequality and improving health and socioeconomic well-being over the life-course. Access to daycare might reduce barriers to labor force entry and generate economic opportunities for women, improve education for girls caring for younger siblings, and promote nutrition and learning among children. However, empirical evidence concerning the effects of dayc...

  • Impact of Short-Term Tutoring on Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills in Chile
    Last registered on February 22, 2017

    A randomized evaluation in Chile …finds that providing a 3-month program of small group tutoring to fourth graders using college student volunteers raise language scores and measures of attitudes towards reading for some subgroups of the population. In particular, students from low-performing and poor schools in areas in which the program was implemented increased their performance in a reading test by between 0.15 and 0.20 standard deviations and improved significantly their self-perceptions as readers. Researchers also present cost-effectiveness analyses and …find that for the students for which the program was effective the program was in the range of the current estimates.

  • Grass-roots Entrepreneurship Education & Pro-Poor Enterprise Development
    Last registered on February 22, 2017

    This study provides a randomized impact evaluation of the "Grass-roots Entrepreneurship Education & Pro-Poor Enterprise Development" program that was implemented in Myanmar in 2014-2016. The training program is unique in focusing on helping participants explore new entrepreneurial opportunities in their existing business or in starting a new business. The program also takes into consideration the evidence from recent evaluations of microenterprise training programs, by providing intensive, multi-month training, making the program engaging and relevant, and incorporating elements of mentorship and customized advice. Hence the study provides evidence on the impacts of an entrepreneurship-oriented, intensive training program in a country experiencing rapid political and economic change.

  • Gender and Asymmetric Bargaining
    Last registered on February 22, 2017

    The gender wage gap is still a real and not fully understood phenomenon. Recently, there has been a shift from more classical explanations to more behavioral explanations. Following this line, it has been argued that gender differences in the propensity to negotiate and in the actual behavior when negotiating can explain a sizable part of the observed gender wage gap. For example, Card et al. (2016) found that 8% of the existing gender wage gap in Portugal could be explained by men and women behaving differently on these aspects. One underexplored issue is that of gender interaction effects under asymmetric bargaining situations with one bargaining party being in a stronger position than the other. For example, Hernandez-Arenaz and Iriberri (2017) used data from a TV show with lar...