AEA RCT Registry currently lists 1552 studies with locations in 115 countries.

Most Recently Registered Trials

  • Measuring Domestic Violence: A New Approach
    Last registered on January 22, 2018

    The project designed and implemented list experiments to measure the incidence of intimate partner violence among women in Peru.

  • Opportunity NYC--Family Rewards Demonstration
    Last registered on January 22, 2018

    Opportunity NYC--Family Rewards was an experimental, privately funded, conditional cash transfer (CCT) program to help families break the cycle of poverty--the first comprehensive CCT program in a developed country. Launched in 2007 by New York City's Center for Economic Opportunity, it offered cash assistance to low-income families to reduce immediate hardship, but conditioned that assistance on families' efforts to build up their "human capital" to reduce the risk of longer-term and second-generation poverty. The program thus tied a broad array of cash rewards (financial incentives) to prespecified activities and outcomes in the areas of children's education, families' preventive health care, and parents’ employment. It operated as a pilot program for three years, concluding, as plann...

  • Employment Retention and Advancement Project--U.K.
    Last registered on January 22, 2018

    The UK Employment Retention and Advancement (UK ERA) featured a distinctive combination of post-employment advisory support and financial incentives designed to help low-income individuals who entered work sustain employment and advance in the labour market. Launched in 2003 in selected Jobcentre Plus offices, UK ERA targeted three groups: (1) unemployed lone parents receiving Income Support and volunteering for the New Deal for Lone Parents welfare-to-work programme, (2) lone parents working part time and receiving Working Tax Credit, and (3) long-term unemployed people aged 25 or older receiving Jobseeker's Allowance who were required to participate in the New Deal 25 Plus welfare-to-work programme. The effectiveness of the programme was evaluated using a random assignment research de...

  • Social Identity and Incentive Structures in Teams
    Last registered on January 22, 2018

    The project focuses on the effects of social identity in combination with different economic incentives on outcomes like effort, cooperation and overall productivity. In particular, it aims to test whether common social identity in teams/ work-groups affects the relative effectiveness of cooperative versus competitive based incentives. In addition, we aim to explore the mechanisms by which this arises: e.g. more salient other-regarding social norms/moral preferences.

  • Enhancing Organ Donor Registration Rates through Strengthening ServiceOntario Customer Representatives’ Motivations
    Last registered on January 22, 2018

    In virtually every country, the need for organs for transplants far exceeds supply, leaving many patients to spend years waiting and even die before receiving a transplant. In the U.S. in 2009, for instance, where there are about 26 donors per million people, among candidates newly wait-listed for either a first or repeat kidney transplant the median wait time was 3.6 years (about one year for a liver transplant), and only slightly over 60% of individuals wait-listed ever received an organ. Approximately twenty individuals die each day because they cannot find a matching donor. In addition to the implications for transplant candidates, a kidney transplant, for example, also saves at least $200,000 over the life of the individual relative to on-going dialysis treatment. Donation rate...

  • Unpacking a Multi-Faceted Program to Build Sustainable Income for the Very Poor
    Last registered on January 21, 2018

    A multi-faceted program comprising a grant of productive assets, training, coaching, and savings has been found to build sustainable income for those in extreme poverty. We focus on two important questions: whether a mere grant of productive assets would generate similar impacts (it does not), and whether access to a savings account and a deposit collection service would generate similar impacts (it does not).

  • Debt Traps? Market Vendors and Moneylender Debt in India and the Philippines
    Last registered on January 21, 2018

    A debt trap occurs when someone takes on a high-interest rate loan and is barely able to pay back the interest, and thus perpetually finds themselves in debt (often by re-financing). Studying such practices is important for understanding financial decision-making of households in dire circumstances, and also for setting appropriate consumer protection policies. We conduct a simple experiment in three sites in which we paid off high-interest moneylender debt of individuals. Most borrowers returned to debt within six weeks. One to two years after intervention, treatment individuals were borrowing at the same rate as control households.

  • The Effects of TF-CBT and Wraparound Services on Disadvantaged Youth: Experimental Evidence
    Last registered on January 21, 2018

    The paper evaluates a new intervention seeking to address the problem of youth violence. Choose to Change (C2C) is a program that combines trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy with wraparound services. This is the first time that these services are being offered together and rigorously evaluated. C2C will serve 440 at-risk youth during the years 2015-2017 in various neighborhoods of the South Side of Chicago. As there is little definitive evidence on the effectiveness of intensive services programs for high-risk youth, identifying programs that are successful with this population is a key policy priority for many cities across the country.

  • No Lean Season 2017 Evaluation
    Last registered on January 19, 2018

    This is a randomized trial evaluating a seasonal migration incentivization program, No Lean Season, implemented in partnership by Evidence Action and RDRS. The program aims to mitigate seasonal hardship in rural agricultural areas but providing loans to rural laborer, incentivizing them to seek temporary employment in nearby cities. The evaluation aims to (a) update findings from previous research studies, and in particular, to investigate whether the program's positive impact will be replicable at scale; and (b) investigate the program’s spillover effects on workers at the migration destination who are not offered migration incentives. Welfare outcomes (expenditure, caloric intake, income, and food security) will be measured in a manner consistent with previous evaluations of this prog...

  • The Impact of LinkedIn on Disconnected Young Work-Seekers: Evidence from South Africa
    Last registered on January 19, 2018

    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.

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