Incentivizing Loan Officers to Lend to Women Entrepreneurs: Evidence from Vietnam

Last registered on August 04, 2023

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
Incentivizing Loan Officers to Lend to Women Entrepreneurs: Evidence from Vietnam
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0011576
Initial registration date
June 16, 2023

Initial registration date is when the trial was registered.

It corresponds to when the registration was submitted to the Registry to be reviewed for publication.

First published
June 23, 2023, 4:46 PM EDT

First published corresponds to when the trial was first made public on the Registry after being reviewed.

Last updated
August 04, 2023, 9:18 AM EDT

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Primary Investigator

Affiliation
University of Sydney

Other Primary Investigator(s)

PI Affiliation
Rutgers Business School
PI Affiliation
Asian Development Bank

Additional Trial Information

Status
On going
Start date
2023-06-06
End date
2025-10-31
Secondary IDs
Pro2023000766
Prior work
This trial does not extend or rely on any prior RCTs.
Abstract
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 lending agents for lending to women owned and operated small and medium enterprises (WSMEs).
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Registration Citation

Citation
Raitzer, David, Markus Taussig and Russell Toth. 2023. "Incentivizing Loan Officers to Lend to Women Entrepreneurs: Evidence from Vietnam." AEA RCT Registry. August 04. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.11576-3.0
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Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
Bonus incentives to a bank's lending agents for lending to women owned and operated small and medium enterprises (WSMEs).
Intervention Start Date
2023-07-03
Intervention End Date
2024-06-30

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
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Primary Outcomes (explanation)
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Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
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Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
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Experimental Design

Experimental Design
A cluster randomized trial will be used test the impact of bonus incentives to a bank's lending agents for lending to women owned and operated small and medium enterprises (WSMEs).
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
randomization done in office by a computer
Randomization Unit
Bank branch
Was the treatment clustered?
Yes

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
50 bank branches
Sample size: planned number of observations
450 lending agents and their managers (~75), across 50 branches.
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
50 branches will be divided into 3 treatment arms: 16-16-18.
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
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IRB

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
Rutgers University, Human Research Protection Program (HRPP), Institutional Review Board (IRB)
IRB Approval Date
2023-06-05
IRB Approval Number
Pro2023000766
Analysis Plan

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