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Trading-off Equity and Efficiency: The role of Information II
Last registered on November 13, 2019

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Trading-off Equity and Efficiency: The role of Information II
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0005018
Initial registration date
November 11, 2019
Last updated
November 13, 2019 11:10 AM EST
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
Norwegian School of Economics
Other Primary Investigator(s)
Additional Trial Information
Status
On going
Start date
2019-11-07
End date
2019-11-15
Secondary IDs
Abstract
The experiment poses the question: Are people willing to provide additional information in situa-
tions where some will make better and some will make worse decisions based on the information?
The results add to the literature on inequality acceptance.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Meißner, Stefan. 2019. "Trading-off Equity and Efficiency: The role of Information II." AEA RCT Registry. November 13. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.5018-1.0.
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2019-11-07
Intervention End Date
2019-11-15
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
The primary outcome variable is a binary choice variable for a decision that will lead to inequality between two workers that were recruited on Amazon mTurk.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
The experiment is a online-survey where participants make decisions over outcomes that matter for others. For that purpose, a representative sample of the US adult population was recruited. They answered basic demographic questions and then made a decision with real-outcomes for mTurk-workers.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Randomization is done by the algorithm used by the Norstat survey engine.
Randomization Unit
Individual
Was the treatment clustered?
Yes
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
1000 Individuals
Sample size: planned number of observations
1000
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
500 participants per experimental condition
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
0.1 SD with 80% power
Supporting Documents and Materials
Documents
Document Name
PAP
Document Type
other
Document Description
This document contains the full Pre-Analysis-Plan. It gives information about methods, instruments and tests as well as further information on the sample.
File
PAP

MD5: db16a4c44d503affce4bcf65feaf0a7c

SHA1: 0cb4651e1e09097b42ba0923aa00d369829bb0fd

Uploaded At: November 11, 2019

IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
IRB Approval Date
IRB Approval Number
Analysis Plan
Analysis Plan Documents
Pre-Analysis Plan - November 2019 Incl Survey instruments

MD5: db16a4c44d503affce4bcf65feaf0a7c

SHA1: 0cb4651e1e09097b42ba0923aa00d369829bb0fd

Uploaded At: November 11, 2019

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