Electoral competition and political rents in the lab
Last registered on May 24, 2016

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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
Location(s)
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.
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Registration Citation
Citation
Heggedal, Tom-Reiel, Leif Helland and Rebecca Morton. 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
Intervention
Is the intervention completed?
No
Is data collection complete?
Data Publication
Data Publication
Is public data available?
No
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