Object Access and Risk-Tolerance in a Lottery Selection Task: Evidence on Gun Access Impacts
Last registered on September 18, 2017

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Object Access and Risk-Tolerance in a Lottery Selection Task: Evidence on Gun Access Impacts
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0002438
Initial registration date
September 18, 2017
Last updated
September 18, 2017 4:24 PM EDT
Location(s)
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
University of Notre Dame
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
University of Notre Dame
Additional Trial Information
Status
On going
Start date
2017-04-12
End date
2018-12-30
Secondary IDs
Abstract
We propose to combine the tools of psychology and economics to study the broader question of how gun access affects decisions with real financial consequences for participants in a controlled laboratory setting. We first replicate an experiment from psychology in which realistic gun access is randomized and a perception task is performed. We then extend this experiment by asking subjects to perform a standard lottery choice task from the experimental economics literature and test for an impact of gun access on financial risk-taking.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Brockmole, James and Abigail Wozniak. 2017. "Object Access and Risk-Tolerance in a Lottery Selection Task: Evidence on Gun Access Impacts." AEA RCT Registry. September 18. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/2438/history/21508
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
We first replicate an experiment from psychology in which realistic gun access is randomized and a perception task is performed. We then extend this experiment by asking subjects to perform a standard lottery choice task from the experimental economics literature and test for an impact of gun access on financial risk-taking.
Intervention Start Date
2017-04-12
Intervention End Date
2018-04-30
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Lottery selection choice, and risk preferences derived from lottery choice.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
We first replicate an experiment from psychology in which realistic gun access is randomized and a perception task is performed. We then extend this experiment by asking subjects to perform a standard lottery choice task from the experimental economics literature and test for an impact of gun access on financial risk-taking.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Randomization done in office by a computer. Randomized gun/ball treatment over all subject runs prior to beginning experiment.
Randomization Unit
Individual
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
Not clustered.
Sample size: planned number of observations
Maximum of 250. Fewer will be collected if it is determined that collection up to the full 250 would not substantively alter conclusions, or if funding support will not allow collection to 250.
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
Equal number of subjects by gun/ball treatment.
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
University of Notre Dame
IRB Approval Date
2017-04-03
IRB Approval Number
17-03-3662
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