Fair Play in a Male Dominated Diversity Setting

Last registered on June 26, 2024


Trial Information

General Information

Fair Play in a Male Dominated Diversity Setting
Initial registration date
June 11, 2024

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 24, 2024, 1:39 PM EDT

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

Last updated
June 26, 2024, 2:21 AM EDT

Last updated is the most recent time when changes to the trial's registration were published.


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Primary Investigator

Management Development Institute Gurgaon

Other Primary Investigator(s)

Additional Trial Information

In development
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Prior work
This trial does not extend or rely on any prior RCTs.
We study decision-making in a team context with participants playing different roles, and understand how such decision making gets affected by the gender identity.
External Link(s)

Registration Citation

Arora, Puneet. 2024. "Fair Play in a Male Dominated Diversity Setting." AEA RCT Registry. June 26. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.13795-1.1
Experimental Details


We examine the fairness of team manager's decisions based on employee's gender identity, and examine two policies (more information and personal reward) to see whether it reduces the expected unfairness in decision-making.
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Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
Leader's assessment of employees across different treatment conditions
Employees' expectations of how leaders will assess them across different treatment conditions
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Leader's assessment will be captured in their decision - retain or replace
Employees will predict their performance relative to other employee (we hypothesize underestimation by females); how leader will assess them (we hypothesize optimism bias by females); and whether they'd be interested in moving to (away from) T2 if they are in T1 or T3 (if they are in T2) (we hypothesize females choosing greater ambiguity work environment).

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Leader's evaluation of individual performance captured retrospectively through an end survey (retrospective and not prospectively so as to not force the leaders to think that there is no evidence that one predictor performed better than other, thus manipulating their natural decision making process).

Predictors' evaluation of how Leaders would have behaved in other treatment arms, specifically, we will ask those in T1 and T3 (ambiguity and reward treatments) to assess whether replacement decision will be greater in T2 (info treatment); and will ask those in T2 to assess whether replacement decision will be greater in T1 and T3.
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
Participants assigned to a team play role of leader and predictors in the ongoing T20 cricket world cup, specifically during the Super 8 stages, starting June 19. They will predict several match related outcomes and earn points. Top 3 ranked teams will win monetary rewards, in addition to a fixed payment that every participant who finishes the study will recieve. The predication exercise will not be conducted during India matches.
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
Randomization done using Stata
Randomization Unit
Was the treatment clustered?

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
Planned is 900, but we have 450 registrations so far. We will conduct the study with whatever final number of participants we manage to register for the study.
Sample size: planned number of observations
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
220+ in each of the three conditions (T1= Ambiguous, T2= Info, and T3 = Reward)
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
Management Development Institute Gurgaon IRB
IRB Approval Date
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Analysis Plan

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