AEA RCT Registry currently lists 7691 studies with locations in 166 countries.

Most Recently Registered Trials

  • A disease experience story and preventive health information seeking
    Last registered on September 23, 2023

    Preventive health information has become increasingly available and accessible in people's daily lives. However, given the abundant information people are exposed to daily, individuals with limited attention and who have been found to pay little attention to health risks and consequences may not seek out preventive health information in their daily lives. In this paper, I conduct a field experiment online in India to test an intervention that increases preventive health information seeking. In the intervention, respondents are presented with a disease experience story related to diabetes. I then measure preventive information seeking in a two-stage design that mimics daily information acquisition experiences.

  • The effects of self-chosen incentivized goals on academic performance
    Last registered on September 22, 2023

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  • Do Elections Shape People Views and Attitudes? Evidence from the 2022 Brazilian Presidential Elections
    Last registered on September 22, 2023

    Focusing on the 2022 Brazilian presidential election, I study how an election result can affect people's views, attitudes, and preferences. I collect more than 5,000 respondents during a 6-weeks window that goes from before the elections' first-round to after the elections' second-round. The 2022 Brazilian elections are being very polarizing and uncertain. By exploiting respondents' expectations of the election results and recontacting them right after the final result, I will manage to identify how the election's results affect people views, attitudes, and preferences. More precisely, the main outcomes are going to be respondents' perceptions of what people think, their affective polarization, and their trust towards the government are affected, and then how these effects might transla...

  • Bay Area Thriving Families: Evaluating Basic Income Support for Families Exiting Homelessness
    Last registered on September 22, 2023

    We will evaluate the effectiveness of direct cash payments as a supplement to rapid rehousing services for preventing homelessness and aiding the transition to longer-term housing stability. Working with two Bay Area providers of rapid rehousing, we will recruit between 400 and 450 families with children experiencing homelessness. All will receive housing search assistance, case management, and a short-term rental subsidy for up to 24 months. Half will be randomly selected to receive a monthly cash payment of \$1000 for 12 months after they complete 18 months in rapid rehousing. These payments will extend beyond the end of rapid rehousing services, easing the transition away from rental subsidies. Using administrative data, we will estimate the effect of this intervention on returns to ...

  • Encouraging hands-on job experimentation among teenagers
    Last registered on September 22, 2023

    Everywhere in the world, teenagers are asked to make educational choices which will have long-term consequences on their career trajectories and opportunities. Across OECD countries, students between 10 and 14 years old are asked to choose what school track to follow. While this choice is influenced by a number of people, tools which empower students to make a more informed choice are uncommon. This study aims to understand how experimentation affects job search and career choices. We hypothesize that encouraging teenagers’ experimentation of different occupations will affect their job search and ultimately help them make better choices for their career. To the best of our knowledge, this will be the first study to examine how (forced) experimentation in a real-life work environment c...

  • Gender Gap in Negotiation
    Last registered on September 22, 2023

    I implement an incentivized online experiment with a sample of women from the general population from the US. The sample consists of 2,000 women of US nationality recruited on the online platform Prolific. The participants report to be either employed (either full-time or part-time) or unemployed seeking for a job. The aim of the experiment is to understand whether the beliefs about the gender gap in salary negotiation affects women’s incentivized choices in a labor market context. By providing truthful information that women are way less prone to negotiate their salary compared to men (based on Babcock and Laschever (2003)), I exogenously manipulate the beliefs of the participants on the gender gap in salary negotiation and how the beliefs impact of the participants’ information demand...

  • Effects of varying the numbers of choice options and choice questions in discrete choice experiments for valuing public goods
    Last registered on September 22, 2023

    Discrete choice experiments (surveys) are commonly used in economics, marketing, transportation and other disciplines to understand the preferences that people have for various goods and services. This research seeks to gain a better understanding of whether and how choices and preference information vary according to the design of the choice experiment. The particular focus is on the sensitivity of choices to the number of available choice options in a choice question (two or three), and the number of choice questions included in the survey (one versus many).

  • An experiment about discrimination
    Last registered on September 21, 2023

    We design an experiment to test for discrimination.

  • How Do Philosophers Understand Exploitation?
    Last registered on September 21, 2023

    We aim to test two conditions related to ongoing debates in exploitation theory by surveying academic philosophers. First, whether subjects place a greater emphasis on substantive or procedural notions of fairness in the context of economic transactions. Second, whether subjects view exploitation as a purely distributive phenomenon, or whether they think exploitation requires something more than mere maldistribution between transactors. Although these conditions have been the focus of ongoing theoretical debate, they have never been tested empirically. The results of the experiments will have relevance for redistributive public policy, institutional design, and workers’ rights initiatives.

  • Disentangling Sources of Bias: Evidence from Advanced Placement Course Recommendations
    Last registered on September 20, 2023

    In this project, we seek to understand minority and female underrepresentation in advanced STEM courses in high school by investigating whether school counselors exhibit racial or gender bias during the course assignment process. We extend the analysis by attempting to disentangle whether any observed bias can be attributed to taste-based discrimination, statistical discrimination, or implicit bias. Using an adapted audit study, we asked a nationally-recruited sample of school counselors to evaluate student transcripts that were identical except for the names on the transcripts, which were varied randomly to suggestively represent a chosen race and gender combination. In order to identify the sources of bias we included three additional experimental conditions. Understanding the underly...