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MERITOCRACY AMONG THE TOP 1%
Last registered on June 08, 2016

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
MERITOCRACY AMONG THE TOP 1%
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0001333
Initial registration date
June 08, 2016
Last updated
June 08, 2016 2:42 PM EDT
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
University of Michigan
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
University of Maastricht
Additional Trial Information
Status
In development
Start date
2016-06-13
End date
2016-06-27
Secondary IDs
Abstract
The goal of this project is to compare differences in preferences for redistribution between millionaires and the general population. In particular, we are interested in whether the source of income inequality (i.e., merit or luck) affects inequality acceptance differently in
millionaires relative to the general population.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Cohn, Alain and Paul Smeets. 2016. "MERITOCRACY AMONG THE TOP 1%." AEA RCT Registry. June 08. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.1333-2.0.
Former Citation
Cohn, Alain, Alain Cohn and Paul Smeets. 2016. "MERITOCRACY AMONG THE TOP 1%." AEA RCT Registry. June 08. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/1333/history/8692.
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
We will vary the source of income inequality. See Pre-Analysis Plan for a full description.
Intervention Start Date
2016-06-13
Intervention End Date
2016-06-27
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Income inequality acceptance. See Pre-Analysis Plan for a full description.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
See Pre-Analysis Plan for a full description.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
By computer.
Randomization Unit
Individuals
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
The was no clustering in the analysis, the randomization was done at the individual level and we only collected one observation per individual.
Sample size: planned number of observations
500 millionaires and 300 people from the general population.
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
We have a total of 3 treatments. Participants will be randomly assigned to treatment with equal probability.
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
University of Maastricht
IRB Approval Date
2016-05-04
IRB Approval Number
-
Analysis Plan
Analysis Plan Documents
Meritocracy among the Top 1% - Pre-analysis Plan

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Uploaded At: June 08, 2016

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
Program Files
Program Files
Reports and Papers
Preliminary Reports
Relevant Papers