Motivated Beliefs, Fairness and Redistribution
Last registered on October 05, 2018

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Trial Information
General Information
Title
Motivated Beliefs, Fairness and Redistribution
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0003373
Initial registration date
October 02, 2018
Last updated
October 05, 2018 6:22 AM EDT
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
University of Zurich
Other Primary Investigator(s)
Additional Trial Information
Status
In development
Start date
2018-10-03
End date
2019-05-31
Secondary IDs
Abstract
This project examines whether individuals form self-serving beliefs about the causes underlying inequality. Because such causes are often difficult to assess, people may evaluate them in a manner that justifies supporting redistributive policies that benefit them most. To address this question, I will conduct a laboratory experiment to test for evidence of such belief manipulation, both by directly measuring beliefs and manipulating how they are formed. I will also measure preferences over redistributive policies, as a way of establishing that these are influenced by the elicited beliefs.
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Registration Citation
Citation
Valero, Vanessa. 2018. "Motivated Beliefs, Fairness and Redistribution." AEA RCT Registry. October 05. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/3373/history/35311
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
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Intervention Start Date
2018-10-03
Intervention End Date
2018-12-31
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
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Primary Outcomes (explanation)
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Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
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Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
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Experimental Design
Experimental Design
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Randomization Method
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Randomization Unit
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Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
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Sample size: planned number of observations
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Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
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Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
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Post-Trial
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Is the intervention completed?
No
Is data collection complete?
Data Publication
Data Publication
Is public data available?
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