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Formal Hiring Practices, Firm Growth, and Inclusive Labor Markets
Last registered on November 04, 2019

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Formal Hiring Practices, Firm Growth, and Inclusive Labor Markets
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0004880
Initial registration date
November 02, 2019
Last updated
November 04, 2019 10:16 AM EST
Location(s)

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Primary Investigator
Affiliation
University of Oxford
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
Policy Studies Institute
PI Affiliation
New York University Abu Dhabi
Additional Trial Information
Status
On going
Start date
2019-02-20
End date
2019-12-15
Secondary IDs
Abstract
We conduct a field experiment with small and medium-sized firms in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We study whether incentivizing these firms to formalize their hiring process by subsidizing formal vacancy postings changes their hiring behavior and outcomes. In a second treatment arm, we also offer firms to screen all applicants to their vacancies.
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Registration Citation
Citation
Gebrekidan Tekleselassie, Tsegay, Lukas Hensel and Marc Witte. 2019. "Formal Hiring Practices, Firm Growth, and Inclusive Labor Markets." AEA RCT Registry. November 04. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.4880-1.0.
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Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
First intervention: we fully subsidise formal vacancy postings (newspapers and offline and online job-boards).
Second intervention: We fully subsidise formal vacancy postings (newspapers and offline and online job-boards) and we offer firms to screen all applicants to all their vacancies on three skills.
Intervention Start Date
2019-10-20
Intervention End Date
2019-10-31
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Vacancy and hire level outcomes (see PAP for details).
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
See PAP for details.
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Firm level outcomes (profits, manager expectations/knowledge)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
See PAP for details.
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
We have two treatment groups and one pure control group. Randomization is at the firm level.
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
Randomisation was built into baseline survey.
Randomization Unit
Randomization is at the firm level.
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
Target sample size is 600 firms.
Sample size: planned number of observations
Target sample size is 600 firms.
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
200 firms in each treatment arm.
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
University of Oxford, Department of Economics: Department’s Research Ethics Committee
IRB Approval Date
2018-11-28
IRB Approval Number
ECONCIA18-19-14
Analysis Plan

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