AEA RCT Registry currently lists 5159 studies with locations in 160 countries.

Most Recently Registered Trials

  • Fact-Checking and Beliefs: Field Experiment in India
    Last registered on October 23, 2021

    Online misinformation is a rising concern all over the world. In this experiment, we evaluate how fact-checks affects people's beliefs.

  • Understanding fairness views and how they affect political views
    Last registered on October 22, 2021

    The proposed project aims to analyze the determinants of fairness views in Germany. We examine how fairness views differ across socio-demographic groups, how they are correlated with political attitudes and how information treatments on inter- and intragenerational fairness affect those attitudes and behaviour in an incentivized donation question. To this end, we run an online survey experiment in Germany.

  • Do Election Monitors Matter? An Experimental Analysis in Côte d’Ivoire
    Last registered on October 22, 2021

    Do election monitors influence views of elections? In Cote d’Ivoire I will test this question using the past election held on October 31, 2020 to see how the views of international election monitors influence the views of Ivorian citizens about the election one year later. Following Benstead et al. (2020), I test if the statements of international election monitors had an effect on views of the electorate. For this analysis, I will use a relatively positive statement about the election, a negative statement, and a control which provides no statement positive or negative about the election. Statements about the election come from those made by elections monitors following the election. The statements about the elections and control will be randomized across randomly selected respond...

  • Miss-Allocation: Occupational Gender Segregation and Gender Composition Preferences
    Last registered on October 22, 2021

    Despite gender convergence in many areas of the labor market, men and women still work in markedly different occupations. In this paper, I aim to understand whether preferences over the gender composition of one’s occupation can explain continuing occupational gender segregation. To assess the willingness to pay for gender composition of a job, I run a survey in which respondents choose between multiple hypothetical jobs characterized by pay, tasks, and demographics. I then pair the survey results with a structural model to assess the welfare effects of policies that could re-allocate workers across occupations by gender.

  • Choice effort and user valuation of telehealth primary care services
    Last registered on October 22, 2021

    Telehealth platforms have emerged in many settings in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis where restrictions on movement prevented traditional face-to-face modes of care. Telehealth platforms have the potential to significantly reduce the cost required to receive medical advice, and expand the availability of providers in resource constrained settings such as South Africa. However, little is known about consumers' willingness-to-pay for such services and whether design characteristics including effort required to identify a provider and secure an appointment might impact demand for these services. To address this need, we use a multiple price list mechanism to elicit willingness-to-pay for telehealth primary care consultations where patients are randomly assigned to differing modes of prov...

  • Virtual Games to Improve Social Skills
    Last registered on October 22, 2021

    This project will test whether access to a gaming pedagogical app can improve the teamwork and leadership abilities of young unemployed workers in Peru. Participants will be randomly assigned to three treatment arms: (i) access to the gaming app, (ii) access to the app plus an instructional component on social skills, and (iii) access to the app and the opportunity of leading their teams. We will use a virtual platform we have developed to measure social skills based on previous studies to measure the primary outcomes. We will also correlate these measurements with labor market outcomes and estimate treatment effects on employment and wages.

  • Empowering Staff to Enhance oral language in the early years
    Last registered on October 22, 2021

    Developing children’s oral language skills has been the focus of research and policy for a number of years. Social disadvantage is closely associated with language delay and language delay impacts on social emotional and behavioural development and the ability of children to access the curriculum. The extent of poor oral language skills in the population and the significant impact that this has on children’s long term outcomes points to the need for a systematic approach to the challenge at both universal and targeted levels of intervention.There are currently a number of oral language interventions in the public domain both within the UK and more widely, the majority of which are targetedselecting subgroups of children within schools and classes who have been identified as ‘at risk’. B...

  • Could affirmative action backfire?
    Last registered on October 22, 2021

    The aim of affirmative action (AA) policies is to increase the representation of minorities in candidate pools for hiring and/or promotions. In this study, we plan to use the controlled setting of a lab experiment to find evidence and understand the true size and nature of the spillover effects of a soft AA policy on employer discrimination. It allows us to determine 1) whether this effect is predominately positive or negative, and 2) whether it is primarily driven by behavioural preferences (taste-based discrimination) or rational choice (statistical discrimination). We do this by separating hiring decisions from output estimation decisions, and by comparing AA policies for an ethnic minority group with for a random “priority” group that has no distinct characteristics. Our findings ai...

  • Information frictions in job search and occupational segregation
    Last registered on October 21, 2021

    The literature has studied key drivers of occupational segregation under an implicit assumption of complete information. The representative argument is that women have stronger preferences over non-pecuniary attributes of jobs and opt into sectors with lower wages. However, evidence shows that male-dominated sectors generally provide not only higher wages but also better non-wage amenities. To understand this puzzle from the supply side, this project focuses on the role of information frictions that may hinder young female job seekers from making educated choices in their initial job search. I propose a novel survey experiment on 1,000 senior undergraduates in Korea, designed to test the hypothesis that students have inaccurate information on the gaps between the core attributes of male...

  • Promoting non-violent parenting and stress coping through a virtual parenting program in Jamaica
    Last registered on October 21, 2021

    Stress and financial uncertainty can have an important effect on parental investments and the quality of parent-child interactions at home. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, governments around the world have enacted preventive quarantine measures to flatten the transmission curve. The pandemic has generated an increase in stress and financial uncertainty for people (Almond, et al 2018; Bhat, et al., 2020). Quarantine measures make household members stay together for longer periods of time at home, which exacerbates the likelihood of children exhibiting behaviors that trigger violent reactions in adults at home. Results from a rapid response survey implemented in Jamaica in July 2020 showed that one of the most important demands from caregivers in the sample is greater availabili...