AEA RCT Registry currently lists 8573 studies with locations in 167 countries.

Most Recently Registered Trials

  • Increasing Women’s Voice and Agency Using Role Models and Skills Training: Experimental Evidence from the MNREGA Program in Odisha, India
    Last registered on April 19, 2024

    Can exposing women to role models improve their participation in community decision-making and their perceived voice and agency beyond the household? And can additionally providing skills training on identifying policy priorities, setting goals, and speaking in public bolster any effects? We consider these research questions in the eastern Indian state of Odisha in the context of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) program, in which citizens are invited to request individual and community assets to be constructed by the program via a participatory process. Across 94 communities in 4 districts, we will gather 1400 groups of 4--6 women each. We have three study arms. All groups will receive an information leaflet containing details on the formal processes...

  • Equal Opportunity 2
    Last registered on April 19, 2024

    This study is an update from our initial equal opportunity experiment. The initial equal opportunity experiment is now considered a pilot experiment. Equal opportunity has wide applicability throughout society. It touches upon access to education, employment, legal representation, etc. Given that equal opportunity has different meanings to different people (i.e., equal opportunity in outcomes, resources, access, etc.), we use a simplified definition based on the different types of equal opportunity mentioned in Arneson (2018). We define equal opportunity to mean that individuals should have similar access to “resources” except when one’s innate ability leads to a difference in resource allocation. This project explores how economic inequality created by an institution affects pro...

  • Improving Childcare Quality Through Social Franchising
    Last registered on April 18, 2024

    In this paper, we provide experimental evidence on the effect of improving childcare quality on prices and profits of childcare providers, as well as the effects on families and children. Specifically, we partner with Kidogo, a social enterprise that provides training and mentorship to daycare providers. We randomize the entry of Kidogo into 30 low-income, urban communities of Kenya, leaving 30 communities as comparison. We then analyze the effect of their entry with detailed surveys of approximately 2000 providers. The main outcome measures are the price, quality, profits, and availability of childcare 6 months, and 12 months, and 24 months after entry. We pair that data with 2,100 surveys of families with small children in the same communities to examine the effect of improving childc...

  • Exploring the continuum between public and private goods: Bidding for soil fertility information in Malawi
    Last registered on April 17, 2024

    We describe the design and analysis plan for a field experiment conducted in the summer of 2019 in Central Malawi. In this lab-in-the-field experiment, we study the willingness to pay (WTP) for information about soil fertility and the accompanying management recommendations. The randomization is set up to explore the degree to which individual contributions towards purchasing soil tests differ depending on the actual and perceived heterogeneity in soils in the village. This pre-analysis plan is being submitted after data collection but before any analysis took place.

  • Hiring Discrimination Against Transgender Job Applicants in the US Labor Market
    Last registered on April 17, 2024

    We are conducting a conduct a correspondence study to measure hiring discrimination against transgender job applicants for entry-level positions in the US labor market. We randomly assign gender identity and race to fictitious resumes. We measure discrimination against both transgender women and men as well as non-binary applicants relative to cisgender men and women, and we compare differences between White and Black applicants. We consider labor markets across the United States in order to examine heterogeneity in discrimination based on local political climates.

  • Combining nudging and price incentives to promote climate friendly food consumption
    Last registered on April 17, 2024

    In the current nudging literature, several have called for more research on the combination of behavioral interventions as a promising avenue to see larger effects (Nisa et al., 2019), and it has also been claimed that combinations of nudges and monetary interventions may be particularly effective in promoting pro-environmental behavior (see e.g. Alt et al., 2024). Most of the research on policy mixes has been done in the energy domain (Allcott et al., 2014; Drews et al., 2020; Fanghella et al., 2021) and there is a lack of research on policy mixes in the food domain. Furthermore, the existing research on policy mixing in the food domain mainly focuses on promoting healthy food products (Ahn & Lusk, 2021; Papoutsi et al., 2015; Vo et al., 2022). The purpose of this study is, first, to i...

  • The Supply Effects of Additional Screening in Recruitment
    Last registered on April 16, 2024

    In this project, we study the impact of screening stages in recruitment on applicant behavior.

  • Citizens against corruption
    Last registered on April 16, 2024

    This study is about a smartphone App which provides information on administrative processes to citizens in Burkina Faso. The App was designed to ease administrative tasks and shelter citizens against bribery and day-to-day corruption. We will randomize the access to the App within a pool of interested individuals recruited via Facebook and other channel, and will measure outcomes related to the administrative processes conducted by the participants, including bribery paid.

  • Meritocracy, Nepotism, and Gender: Do Perceived Connections to Political Dynasties and Gender Impact Hiring Decisions in the Philippines?
    Last registered on April 16, 2024

    Gender bias and nepotism are persistent challenges in the labor market worldwide. In developing economies such as the Philippines, 54.8% of men and 34.5% of women participated in the labor force, roughly a 20% difference (National Economic and Development Authority, 2023). Similarly, political dynasties are well known to have dominant and wide networks in both private and public spheres. In the Philippines, where political dynasties are prevalent and last names can carry political significance, we expect that gender and perceived family connections interact to play a significant role in hiring decisions. This study aims to investigate the role that family ties and gender play in influencing firm hiring decisions. We expect to see a preference for hiring male candidates and those with pe...

  • Understanding the Barriers to Paternity Leave Taking: Evidence from Japan
    Last registered on April 16, 2024

    Japan has one of the most generous parental leave policies for working parents, yet male employees remain reluctant to take leave. In 2021, only 14% of eligible Japanese fathers took at least one day of paternity leave, and conditional on taking leave, most men take less than two weeks of leave. Men’s reluctance to take paternity leave in Japan has been attributed to several factors such as the prevalence of traditional gender norms that are at odds with men taking on a caregiving role, career concerns surrounding the violation of ideal worker norms, and organizational climate and support for leave-taking. Recent work suggests that even as social norms change, individuals may actively enforce a perceived norm, even if they privately reject the norm because they incorrectly believe that ...