AEA RCT Registry currently lists 1282 studies with locations in 106 countries.

Most Recently Registered Trials

  • Preventing intimate partner violence: Impact Evaluation of MIGEPROF couples training for IPV prevention in Eastern Rwanda.
    Last registered on June 28, 2017

    It is estimated that one in three women experiences intimate partner violence (IPV) in her lifetime, and that social norms about the roles of women and men are a contributing factor to IPV. The objective of the study is to evaluate the impact of a couples-based intervention on the prevention of intimate partner violence in Rwanda’s Eastern Province. The study will be conducted by the World Bank’s Africa Gender Innovation Lab in collaboration with the Government of Rwanda’s Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion (MIGEPROF). The intervention evaluated is a program informed by other gender-based violence prevention programs including SASA! in Uganda and Indashyikirwa in Rwanda, and will be implemented by MIGEPROF, CARE and local NGOs. The program seeks volunteer couples who are existing m...

  • Digital training workshops for individuals over 55 led by a municipal library network
    Last registered on June 28, 2017

    Since the launch of the World Wide Web project in the 90s, the development of internet has being constantly accelerating, modifying the way in which social relations are established and maintained, as well as the resources used by the population to develop day-to-day activities, like shopping or reading the news. This situation has led to the outbreak of a new phenomenon: the digital gap. A problem which refers to the inability of certain people to take advantage of this new tool, and that specially affects the elderly. This study looks at a program led by a local network of libraries in the province of Barcelona which offers short courses of digital training to individuals aged 55 and over, to look at the impact of the digital training on the digital knowledge and the social network o...

  • When Good Advice is Ignored: The Role of Adviser Remuneration
    Last registered on June 28, 2017

    If a decision-maker receives good advice they should probably take it. The remuneration of the advisor, when that remuneration does not relate in any way to the probability that the advice is good should not matter. However, it may be the case that people do indeed ignore good advice because of advisor remuneration. Through a series of experiments, we wish to explore the behavioral factors that may lie behind such deviations from rationality.

  • Mental Accounting and Savings Decisions of the Poor
    Last registered on June 28, 2017

    Most of the poor receive their income in cash and they seem to readily spend it instead of saving some of it. Offering commitment devices to overcome present bias or sending reminders to tackle inattention and forgetfulness only seem to yield modest improvements. In particular, usage levels of formal savings account usually remain low. What if the act itself, depositing the cash into the account or handing it over to the loan officer is associated with non-monetary costs that prevents individuals from saving? Based on a literature that shows reduced spending levels when cash is the means of transaction, I hypothesize that a "cash-in-hand" effect also exists for savings, i.e. individuals become attached to their cash and are reluctant to 'give it away' to save it. I test this hypothesis ...

  • Demand-driven, private sector enforcement of labor law in Bangladesh
    Last registered on June 27, 2017

    Weak states with poor institutions often do not have the capacity to implement and/or to enforce labor regulations aimed at improving working conditions. Increasingly, private actors have started enforcing labor standards in these countries, but the effects of their interventions on local firms and workers is currently unknown. This paper partners with a set of multinational retail and apparel firms to enforce local labor laws on their suppliers in Bangladesh. Specifically, I design and implement a randomized controlled trial with Bangladeshi garment factories, randomly enforcing a local labor law on supplier establishments. I aim to measure the impacts of this intervention on factories’ compliance levels and productivity as well as on workers’ welfare. I have also designed the interven...

  • ICT-mediated agricultural knowledge transfer in Uganda: What works?
    Last registered on June 27, 2017

    In information dissemination campaigns by agricultural extension services, seemingly small attributes, such as the way it is delivered or who it is delivered to, can result in significant differences in outcomes, such as knowledge transfer, adoption and yield. In the context of ICT-mediated knowledge transfer, this study investigates the role of the gender composition of the person(s) who provide the information and the gender composition of the person(s) who receive the information in making the information transfer more effective. In addition, video as a way to deliver extension information is augmented with a more demand-driven ICT solution, such as Interactive Voice Response (IVR). Effectiveness is assessed in terms of knowledge gain, adoption, yield increase, and poverty reduction....

  • The Economic and Cognitive Effects of Physical Pain among Low-Income Workers in India
    Last registered on June 26, 2017

    Physical pain is a common but largely overlooked aspect of the lives of the poor. Not only does pain directly reduce life quality and happiness, it may also hamper cognitive function and, consequently, decision-making, productivity, and earnings. Workers with chronic pain may work fewer days, take longer breaks, and make less-considered choices regarding inputs; all outcomes that would reduce output and lead to greater impoverishment or impede the productivity and profitability of microenterprises and firms. We will take the first steps in understanding the broader causal impact of physical pain on the cognitive and economic lives of the poor via a randomized controlled trial (RCT). 450 low-income women in Chennai, India, will be assigned to one of three treatment arms: 600 mg of over-...

  • The Impact of LinkedIn on Disconnected Young Work-Seekers: Evidence from South Africa
    Last registered on June 24, 2017

    This document outlines a plan for a labor market intervention being conducted in several cities across South Africa in cooperation with the Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator. Randomly altering the curriculum of Harambee's corporate work readiness training program to include a LinkedIn (the digital professional networking site) component will allow researchers to estimate the effect of the LinkedIn "treatment" on the long-run employment outcomes, professional networks, educational investments, and career expectations and aspirations of young work-seekers in South Africa.

  • Empowering Workers: Evidence from Auto Manufacturing in China
    Last registered on June 23, 2017

    Our research seeks to understand the impact of increasing workers’ input and participation in decision-making within a firm on outcomes, including productivity, retention and well-being. We are working with an automobile manufacturing firm in China on a set of randomized field experiments with production line workers and their managers. We propose two experimental designs. The first looks at the effects of empowering workers by giving them more choice in determining their own compensation scheme. The second experiment looks at managerial compensation and its intersection with giving workers more voice in that process.

  • Training First-Time Politicians in Pakistan
    Last registered on June 23, 2017

    In this project we first study the willingness of politicians to invest in their careers. We conduct an experiment where we invite politicians to attend a training workshop. The invitation varies in the kinds of information presented to the politician. Second, we randomize whether politicians attend the training itself and study the impact of this training on their performance.