AEA RCT Registry currently lists 8737 studies with locations in 168 countries.

Most Recently Registered Trials

  • Incentivizing Loan Officers to Lend to Women Entrepreneurs: Evidence from Vietnam
    Last registered on May 18, 2024

    There is evidence that women who own and operate small and medium enterprises receive relatively less bank financing in many emerging markets, including Vietnam. In this study we consider and test the impact of bonus incentives to a bank's lending agents for lending to women owned and operated small and medium enterprises (WSMEs).

  • Randomized Educational Interventions on Social Interactions and Incentives in the Classroom Environment
    Last registered on May 18, 2024

    We design and evaluate a series of RCTs, based on the idea of creating settings with different types of social interactions among students in the educational environment. The interventions are based on designing a set of novel educational curricula on coding, and using them as a backdrop for inducing certain types of interactions. The context of coding allows us to create a learning environment that can mimic the classroom, with exogenous rules for interactions, performance, and rewards. That is, we create our own educational setting where interactions are induced in pre-determined ways within a learning/performance context. The larger RCT has three treatment arms, based on implementing three types of coding curricula that have distinct features and are hypothesized to have distinct eff...

  • What’s Mine is Yours: Evidence on Property Rights and Women’s Empowerment in Côte d’Ivoire
    Last registered on May 17, 2024

    Customary norms and institutions hold sway in legal pluralist contexts across sub-Saharan Africa. Women in these settings tend to have weaker rights than men over the acquisition, division, and inheritance of assets that are central to productivity and welfare. This project studies the relative impact of two interventions aimed at strengthening women’s property rights in rural Côte d’Ivoire, in the context of the World Bank Land Policy Improvement and Implementation Project (PAMOFOR). One way to strengthen women’s property rights is through the statutory declaration of those rights. Civil marriage registration offers a way to bring women under the protection of formal institutions, strengthen their property rights, and potentially enhance efficiency and welfare. Yet we know little a...

  • Does Political Corruption Cumulate in Its Effects?
    Last registered on May 17, 2024

    The last decade has witnessed a large increase in the perception of corruption in Latin America, and at the same time a decrease in preferences for democracy and trust. In a previous RCT, "Rebuilding Trust, Social Cohesion and Democratic Values", (https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.7770-1.0.) we randomly assigned videos documenting politicians from different parties taking bribes in Mexico, among other treatments, to see whether the relationship between corruption and lack of trust in democracy is causal and how democratic values can be restored. One open question, however, is whether political corruption cumulates in its effects. In other words, whether, exposure to additional evidence of corruption has an effect relative to just one. In this RCT, we exploit new video evidence that came...

  • Reducing Carbon Emissions while Boosting Growth: an Experiment with Turkish Manufacturing Firms
    Last registered on May 17, 2024

    Understanding how to design policies to effectively reduce firm-level carbon emissions while minimizing impacts on economic growth is a question of central importance in the battle to mitigate climate change. The EU is proposing a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) that will tax imports to better reflect their carbon content. This project evaluates three policies that provide firms with training and assistance obtaining loans with the goal of mitigating the impacts of CBAM on Turkish SMEs. The first policy focuses on direct carbon mitigation that we expect to have limited growth spillovers. The second focuses on product innovation to move firms toward greener product mixes, and the third focuses on improving firm efficiency. Comparing outcomes related to both carbon emissions (in...

  • The Impact of Financial Shares on Investment, Social Identity and Political Attitudes
    Last registered on May 17, 2024

    This is a study of the impact of financial shares on investment, social identity and political attitudes

  • Illusion of Control in a Complex Environment
    Last registered on May 17, 2024

    I study the effect of how players in a board game generate their rolls on their beliefs of certain winning probabilities in the board game. In particular, it is varied whether players use a tablet computer vs. whether they use a physical die and a dice shuffler to generate their die rolls. The study is implemented as an RCT laboratory experiment.

  • Controversial Political Expression and Social Image Concern: Experimental Evidence from China
    Last registered on May 16, 2024

    This project studies the motivations behind controversial political expression from the perspective of social image concern. On August 23, 2023, Japan initiated the discharge of treated radioactive wastewater from the Fukushima Nuclear Plant into the Pacific Ocean, a move that provoked significant backlash across Asian countries, particularly in China, where anti-Japan sentiment is deeply ingrained due to historical and geopolitical reasons. The study takes the unique context of the anti-Japan expression in China following Japan’s discharge to investigate the public expression towards this event. I hypothesize that public expressions are driven by two primary motivations: the anti-Japan ideology, which is controversial due to its association with extreme nationalism, and concerns about ...

  • Rule enforcement and trust of fresh food vendors
    Last registered on May 16, 2024

    We analyze rule enforcement in a setting of approximately 1200 vendors in 22 traditional fresh food markets in Quito, Ecuador. Markets' operations depend on vendors' payments for collective goods such as water supply, electricity, cleaning, and security guard services. However, the payments go through a complex administrative process and depend on vendors' trust and their rule enforcement preferences. Vendors associations' representatives and municipal agents are in charge of enforcement. The project aims to measure whether providing information about the default rate and the payment process has effects on vendors' preferences on rule enforcement.

  • Gender and Ethnic Differences in Self-presentation Strategies: A Vignette Survey Experiment in Human vs. Automated Hiring Contexts
    Last registered on May 16, 2024

    This study investigates gender and ethnic differences in self-presentation strategies with human recruiters vs. automated systems in hiring contexts. The study is conducted on the Prolific experiment platform in the US and the UK through a vignette survey experiment.