AEA RCT Registry currently lists 5281 studies with locations in 160 countries.

Most Recently Registered Trials

  • Pandemics, Politics, and COVID-19
    Last registered on November 27, 2021

    This research seeks to collect information and beliefs about the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to better understand the factors determining how and why people hold certain beliefs over others.

  • Herding in Collective Action
    Last registered on November 27, 2021

    We present a field experiment designed to understand the role of herding in collective action, and to disentangle the mechanisms that can drive it. Subjects will be exposed to online petitions via Facebook ads. They will be given messages containing information about the number of individuals who signed each petition, and about their attitudes towards petition. By comparing the fraction of subjects who signed the petition after each message, we will be able to observe the effect that knowledge of participation by others has on individual decisions to participate. We will also observe the extent to which this effect is driven by concerns about being pivotal, or by the willingness to be a part of a successful political movement.

  • Unless you’ve walked a mile in their shoes---The effect of role switching on experimental subjects’ behavior
    Last registered on November 27, 2021

    When an experimenter uses a game where different subjects assume different roles, she has to choose between protocols for a random match. In particular, she has to decide whether to fix the roles throughout the experiment or reassign them. Under the fixed-role protocol, a player continues to play the role assigned at the beginning of the experiment, regardless of whether players are rematched or not. Under the changing-role protocol, subjects experience different roles. We explore how this experience would effect players' behavior in a sequential public goods game.

  • Austerity, inequality, and political participation in the UK after the Great Recession
    Last registered on November 27, 2021

    In the UK, the age of austerity, precipitated by the Great Recession of 2008 and subsequent installation of the first post-Blair governments, is a politically, economically, and socially defining era that continues to influence household welfare, as well as politics to this day. In comparison to other European countries, the UK has implemented stricter and more sustained austerity measures, particularly when it comes to reducing government spending. Among other things, these spending cuts have triggered civil protests across cities in the UK. Research in economics has started to explore the distributional consequences of austerity-related welfare cuts and its impact especially on poorer households in the UK. Further work has been investigating the role that austerity played in increasin...

  • Inclusive Classrooms and Equitable Student Success: A Faculty Experiment
    Last registered on November 27, 2021

    Researchers have documented racial and gender gaps in college enrollment decisions, choice of major, degree attainment, and earnings—despite narrowing gaps in test scores and course-taking in K-12 settings. Implicit racial and gender stereotypes of faculty members may affect their interactions with students and exacerbate these gaps, even without awareness or intent to harm members of underrepresented groups. Yet, there is no causal evidence on the extent to which faculty’s implicit bias contributes to these educational disparities and which types of interventions are cost-effective in mitigating any harmful effects of implicit bias on student achievement gaps.This study aims to address implicit bias of faculty members through the collaboration between psychologists and economists. Firs...

  • Does self-reflection, professional skills, or cash lead to the highest socio-emotional and economic gains for women in Rwanda?
    Last registered on November 26, 2021

    We randomly assign women participants to one of three conditions. One third of participants are invited to attend Storytelling for Leadership (SfL), a two-day workshop that teaches leadership skills by teaching participants to self-reflect and develop a personal narrative. One third of participants are invited to attend a professional development (PD) workshop, which teaches participants skills including public speaking, networking, goal setting, and identifying new opportunities. The final third of participants are not invited to attend a workshop, but instead receive the per-participant cost of the workshop in cash, approximately USD 35. We hypothesize that women who participated in the Storytelling for Leadership (SfL) workshop will express higher socio-emotional gains than women who...

  • Impact of an educational campaign on pharmacists' beliefs and irresponsible dispensing of antimicrobials.
    Last registered on November 26, 2021

    This trial evaluates an educational intervention carried out on medical store workers in Bihar, India. Over 670 medical store workers were surveyed to evaluate their knowledge on correct drug dispensing protocols and their beliefs on antimicrobial resistance as a public health threat. Randomly selected workers received an informational intervention consisting of the recommended WHO`s dispensing protocol, statistics on antibiotic resistance prevalence and its consequences in India and a reminder of the legal status of unnecessary antibiotics dispensing.

  • Consumer Choice and Corporate Bankruptcy Study 2
    Last registered on November 26, 2021

    We employ an online randomized lab experiment to estimate the impact of a company's bankruptcy status on consumer demand for that company's products and services. We identify each participant's hypothetical willingness to pay for a product or service of a firm. We measure how that willingness to pay changes when we exogenously vary information about the firm's bankruptcy status.

  • Corruption, altruism, and occupational choice
    Last registered on November 25, 2021

    An individual may choose either (1) a private sector job with high-powered incentives but no opportunities for corruption, or (2) a public sector job that provides opportunities for corruption also for engaging in directly benefitting the citizenry. The individual potentially possesses altruism and moral norms which are reflected in their behavior in a dictator and a modified Fischbacher and Föllmi- Heusi experiment. We first derive the theoretical predictions that link altruism, immorality-aversion, choice of occupations, and the decision to be corrupt. We then conduct experiments to stringently test the predictions.

  • Can Guilt Change Police Attitudes Towards Gender-Based Violence?
    Last registered on November 24, 2021

    Prevailing stigmas can lead to discrimination against specific groups. When people become aware of their biases and the effects of their biases (i.e., causing harm, being perceived negatively by others), research suggests they will experience guilt. As a negative affective state, people are motivated to alleviate their sense of guilt. One particularly effective way to induce guilt for biases is to confront, or call-out, someone’s prejudices. Research on prejudice confrontations has consistently demonstrated that people confronted for their prejudice report feeling guilty, which is in turn associated with self-regulation of biases in the future, including reducing the use of stereotypes and increasing compensatory behavior (Chaney & Sanchez, 2018; Czopp et al., 2006; Mallett & Wagner, 20...