The effect of the Corona measures in Germany

Last registered on August 12, 2020

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
The effect of the Corona measures in Germany
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0005703
Initial registration date
April 09, 2020
Last updated
August 12, 2020, 4:53 AM EDT

Locations

Region

Primary Investigator

Affiliation
Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance

Other Primary Investigator(s)

PI Affiliation
University of Hohenheim
PI Affiliation
Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance

Additional Trial Information

Status
Completed
Start date
2020-04-09
End date
2020-04-25
Secondary IDs
Abstract
We study the effect of the restrictive measures imposed by the German government in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
External Link(s)

Registration Citation

Citation
Ahlheim, Michael, Kai Konrad and Lisa Windsteiger. 2020. "The effect of the Corona measures in Germany." AEA RCT Registry. August 12. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.5703-1.1
Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2020-04-09
Intervention End Date
2020-04-18

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
Effect of and attitudes to restrictive measures due to COVID-19 and how it varies with information provided.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
Random provision of information about COVID-19 to subgroups of the sample (see attached document).
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Computer
Randomization Unit
Individual
Was the treatment clustered?
No

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
4000 individuals
Sample size: planned number of observations
4000 individuals
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
1333
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Faculty of Economics
IRB Approval Date
2020-04-02
IRB Approval Number
N/A
Analysis Plan

Analysis Plan Documents

Preanalysis_plan.pdf

MD5: 41aa96f6b3f55f73b5f7651e3bf47788

SHA1: f142e2f749b7de02d4ad2f75f68f6576c5cc83f9

Uploaded At: April 09, 2020

Post-Trial

Post Trial Information

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Intervention

Is the intervention completed?
No
Data Collection Complete
Data Publication

Data Publication

Is public data available?
No

Program Files

Program Files
Reports, Papers & Other Materials

Relevant Paper(s)

Reports & Other Materials