The registry has reached more than 1,000 registrations!

AEA RCT Registry currently lists 1033 studies with locations in 103 countries.

Most Recently Registered Trials

  • Discrimination Against the Entrepreneurs and Ethinc Minorities: Field Experiment in Russia.
    Last registered on January 21, 2017

    We provide a correspondence field experiment to assess the labor discrimination against entrepreneurs and ethnic minorities in Russia.

  • Overconfidence and Settlement in a Mexican Labor Court
    Last registered on January 20, 2017

    We work with the Mexico City Labor Court, one of the largest of its kind in Latin America. Like many courts in developing countries, it has long delays, and lower settlement than systems with better rule of law. We design and implement an experiment to address two related obstacles to settlements, misinformation of the plaintiff (worker) and overconfidence of the plaintiff and her lawyer about the probability of recovery and the amount of recovery. The experiment consists of providing statistical information to parties and their lawyers about the results of lawsuits from a large data base of concluded conflicts at the same court. Predictions are based on all observable case characteristics. We also survey parties and their lawyers, especially focusing on measuring expectations and the k...

  • Paying for urban services: utility bills, prepaid metering and spending patterns of the poor
    Last registered on January 20, 2017

    Revenue recovery is a challenge for urban service providers in developing countries. Poor customers often struggle to pay monthly bills and providers face both high costs and political economy barriers to enforcing payment. Prepayment is an increasingly popular solution to this problem in the electricity and water sectors. In our study setting, low income households purchase prepaid electricity every 3 days, on average, and use 12 percent less electricity than when they are billed monthly. We will investigate the preferences and constraints that give rise to these spending and consumption patterns on prepaid metering and is organized around two core questions: a) Is the reduction in consumption associated with prepaid metering a choice by the household, or is it driven by constraints ...

  • A Lab-in-the-eld experiment on Community Decision-Making in Bangladesh
    Last registered on January 20, 2017

    We propose to analyse the impact of a Community Driven Development program on social preferences, specifi cally on attitudes towards inequality and inequity and preferences for participatory decision-making. We exploit the implementation of a randomized control trial which off ers to rural Bangladeshi communities the opportunity to build a public source of safe water and requires them to take collective decisions within a public consultation process over key features of the project. We designed an innovative lab-in-the- eld experiment in order to elicit preferences toward redistribution and participation. Players participate to face-to-face group discussions to decide how to allocate a common endowment among themselves, with and without the requirement of contributing to its creation. I...

  • Commitment Contracts and School Competition for Smoking Prevention in Indonesia
    Last registered on January 19, 2017

    Our study presents a novel design to test the effectiveness of nonmonetary incentives and peer pressure to enforce a health policy. We will ask students and parents to sign an agreement that commits parents to monitor their children at home and penalizes the students for smoking at school. The penalty is nonmonetary in nature, thereby making it more sustainable and more easily scalable. In a subset of schools, we also introduce group competition to test the effectiveness of peer support and pressure for improving health behavior.

  • Reading Partners Evaluation
    Last registered on January 19, 2017

    The Reading Partners program uses community volunteers to provide one-on-one tutoring to struggling readers in underresourced elementary schools. Established in 1999 in East Menlo Park, California, Reading Partners' mission is to help children become lifelong readers by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction with measurable results. At each school, Reading Partners transforms a dedicated space into a "reading center," places a full-time team member on site to manage day-to-day operations, and recruits a corps of 40 to 100 community volunteers to work one-on-one with students in pull-out sessions during the school day or after school in kindergarten through grade 5. In March 2011, Reading Partners received a three-year True North Fund investment of up to $3.5 mil...

  • The aeioTu Longitudinal Randomized Trial
    Last registered on January 17, 2017

    The aeioTU Longitudinal Study is a randomized trial longitudinal study which inquires into the immediate and short-term cognitive, linguistic, nutritional and social effects of a comprehensive educational and nutritional 0-5 intervention in Colombia, in the form of aeioTU centers. The research is headed by Milagros Nores from the National Institute of Early Education Research (NIEER) in collaboration with Raquel Bernal from Universidad de los Andes in Colombia. The study is an independent evaluation that follows 1,218 children’s developmental trajectory between 2010 and 2015. This randomized longitudinal study of high-quality early education in the Colombian context is the first of its kind, by including all cohorts of children before school age and focusing on high-quality center-base...

  • Illinois Workplace Wellness Study
    Last registered on January 17, 2017

    Workplace wellness programs have become a $6 billion industry and are widely touted as a way to improve employee well-being, reduce health care costs by promoting prevention, and increase workplace productivity. Yet, there is little rigorous evidence available to support these claims, partly because the voluntary nature of these programs means that participants may differ from nonparticipants for reasons unrelated to the causal effects of the wellness program. We will implement a randomized control trial to identify the effects of incentives on wellness program participation, produce causal estimates of the effect of wellness programs on health outcomes, determine what kinds of employees benefit from wellness programs the most, and test for the presence of peer effects in wellness parti...

  • “Deferred Wages and Savings Constraints”
    Last registered on January 17, 2017

    Financial market frictions and behavioral constraints leave many in developing countries struggling to save sufficient funds to purchase durable goods, make profitable investments, or smooth consumption across the year. Savings constraints prevent individuals from making basic investments such as upgrading their dwellings with iron sheet roofs, paying for school fees or having better food options during low income seasons. Barriers to saving may also have an important negative impact on individuals by depressing labor supply. If smaller income streams cannot be easily saved and aggregated to invest in goods and services that people value, this lowers the effective returns from working. Similarly, if funds cannot be easily transferred from high earning potential periods to low earnin...

  • Commitment Savings and CCTs in the Dominican Republic
    Last registered on January 16, 2017

    Evidence suggests that facilitating access to formal savings services can increase savings, investment, and income among the poor in developing countries. However, use of these accounts is relatively low, and it is less clear how to increase interest in, and usage of, formal savings services among the poor. In the Dominican Republic, researchers partnered with a Dominican bank to evaluate the impact of commitment savings accounts among beneficiaries of ProSoli, a conditional cash transfer program.

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