AEA RCT Registry currently lists 8828 studies with locations in 168 countries.

Most Recently Registered Trials

  • Eliciting Client Referrals to Increase Lending to Women Entrepreneurs: Evidence from Vietnam
    Last registered on June 23, 2024

    There is evidence that women who own and operate small and medium enterprises receive relatively less bank financing in many emerging markets, including Vietnam. In this study we consider and test the impact of bonus incentives to a bank's existing clients to refer new women owned and operated small and medium enterprises (WSMEs) as clients, and crossing incentives to the referred WSMEs.

  • Financial Inclusion for Migrants (FIM)
    Last registered on June 23, 2024

    Our research project aims to comprehensively understand the demand and supply barriers affecting access to, usage of, and transition to various financial products among Venezuelan migrants. Additionally, we aim to gain insights into migrants' perceptions of financial inclusion and pertinent migrant issues. A pivotal aspect of this stage involves a nuanced examination of how engagement with the financial system may be influenced by perceptions of discrimination or the provision of information about its extent. To assess these dynamics, we employ an outcome telephone survey structured to include both a control group and a treatment group. These groups are formed through the random assignment of questionnaire sections eliciting perceptions on discrimination and providing information about ...

  • Women's empowerment and east coast fever vaccination decision
    Last registered on June 22, 2024

    The challenges and opportunities in livestock farming are different for women smallholder farmers compared to the men influencing individual empowerment and consequently impacting food-security, well-being and livelihood. In several countries, women are primary producers of food and tend to control vital livestock products to produce the same. Studies have demonstrated that women are primary caregivers of cattle, thus empowering women in livestock health decisions can benefit households and communities, as their unique perspectives and skills can contribute to disease prevention and overall livestock management. This study aims to investigate the relationship between women empowerment and cattle health management using a lab in the field experiment. The experiment is scheduled to ta...

  • Stigma and Labor Supply
    Last registered on June 21, 2024

    Perceptions of discrimination and of one's own identity can affect how jobseekers behave. We outline a 3-stage labor market experiment in a Brazilian slum (where home address is a stigma, a mark used to discriminate) to understand how jobseekers behave in the labor market in response to changes the salience of their stigma.

  • Micro-enterprise saturation and poverty graduation at high frequency
    Last registered on June 21, 2024

    Ultra-poor graduation programs (UPGs) aimed at creating sustainable livelihoods are the closest that development economics has come to a silver bullet for ultra-poverty alleviation. While in-kind, conditional and unconditional cash transfers have been shown to provide effective poverty relief and invigorate micro-enterprises in the short run, in-kind transfers or strong-handed conditionalities may induce distortionary effects, and the evidence on long-term effects is mixed at best. Skills training, coaching, or access to loans or savings facilities by themselves show few if any impacts. On the other hand, UPGs following the BRAC model (studied here) – monthly cash transfers, business start-up grants or productive assets, training, formation of savings groups, and one-on-one coaching – s...

  • The Early Childhood Intervention and Parental Involvement in Bangladesh
    Last registered on June 21, 2024

    Early childhood is widely recognized as a critical phase of human development, and interventions targeted at this stage have a farther reaching impact than those targeted later in life. The aim of this project is to evaluate impact of pre-schooling and home visits by teachers on children’s cognitive, language, social and emotional development and school readiness in remote rural communities Bangladesh.

  • Information Nudges, Subsidies, and Crowding Out of Attention: Field Evidence from Energy Efficiency Investments
    Last registered on June 21, 2024

    How can information substitute or complement financial incentives such as Pigouvian subsidies? We answer this question in a large-scale field experiment that cross-randomizes energy efficiency subsidies with information about the financial savings of LED lighting. Information has two effects: It shifts and rotates demand curves. The direction of the shift is ambiguous and highly dependent on the information design. Informing consumers that an LED saves 90% in annual energy costs increases LED demand, but showing them that 90% corresponds to an average of 11 euros raises demand for less efficient technologies. The rotation of the demand curve is unambiguous: information dramatically reduces both own-price and cross-price elasticities, which makes subsidies less effective. The uniform dec...

  • Follow-up Study
    Last registered on June 21, 2024

    We run a follow-up study for the registered field experiment "The Welfare Effects of Information Nudges - Evidence from a Natural Field Experiment" (RCT ID: AEARCTR-0002814). In a brief 3-question survey we test how our different informational treatments have affected consumer beliefs and whether the change in beliefs is associated with a change in purchasing behavior.

  • Food voucher and information for the TSA beneficiaries in Georgia
    Last registered on June 21, 2024

    This study is twofold. First we add to the discussion about the effectiveness of food-vouchers. Second, we contribute to the literature about the impact of information and labelling as part of social aid programs. To answer both questions we randomly allocate households with children beneficiaries of the Georgian Targeted Social Assistance (TSA) program in four arms. These households receive a monthly transfer per household member (adults and children) and an additional support per child. In our study some households received part of their monthly transfer as a food voucher, some households receive an SMS describing the size of the child benefit, some households will receive the voucher and the SMS and other households receive the monthly transfer only in cash. Our results aim to pro...

  • A study of the effectiveness, scalability, and sustainability of early childhood development services in rural China
    Last registered on June 21, 2024

    A major cause of poor early childhood development (ECD) in developing countries is under-investment in psychosocial stimulation by caregivers, which is compounded by high rates of mental health issues among caregivers, such as depression and anxiety. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of an integrated intervention of parenting training and caregiver mental health promotion on child development outcomes and caregiver well-being among rural households in China. We will study whether a local-led program can effectively improve ECD and caregiver mental health outcomes among vulnerable communities; and whether an integrated ECD and caregiver mental health intervention can improve the impacts on child and caregiver outcomes.