Electoral competition and political rents in the lab

Last registered on May 24, 2016

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
Electoral competition and political rents in the lab
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0001289
Initial registration date
May 24, 2016
Last updated
May 24, 2016, 2:54 AM EDT

Locations

Region

Primary Investigator

Affiliation
BI Norwegian Business School

Other Primary Investigator(s)

PI Affiliation
NYU
PI Affiliation
BI Norwegian Business School

Additional Trial Information

Status
In development
Start date
2016-08-15
End date
2016-12-31
Secondary IDs
Abstract
We investigate a rent-taking game between two candidates in a laboratory experiment. We are particularly interested in the interaction between noise and exogenous rents on rent-taking behavior.
External Link(s)

Registration Citation

Citation
, , Leif Helland and . 2016. "Electoral competition and political rents in the lab." AEA RCT Registry. May 24. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.1289-1.0
Former Citation
, et al. 2016. "Electoral competition and political rents in the lab." AEA RCT Registry. May 24. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/1289/history/8438
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Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
Exogenous rents and noise is varied in a political rent taking game.
Intervention Start Date
2016-08-15
Intervention End Date
2016-12-31

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
Rent taking by subjects.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
Between subjects design.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Random matching of pairs done by computor software in the lab.
Randomization Unit
Blocks of 8 subjects.
Was the treatment clustered?
Yes

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
5x6
Sample size: planned number of observations
240
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
5 treatments x 48 subjects.
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
9.94 percent.
IRB

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
IRB not required
IRB Approval Date
2016-05-23
IRB Approval Number
IRB not required

Post-Trial

Post Trial Information

Study Withdrawal

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Intervention

Is the intervention completed?
No
Data Collection Complete
Data Publication

Data Publication

Is public data available?
No

Program Files

Program Files
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