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The Dictator's Commitment Problem and Individual Preferences for Concessions amid Protests: A Conjoint Experiment
Last registered on June 14, 2020

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Trial Information
General Information
Title
The Dictator's Commitment Problem and Individual Preferences for Concessions amid Protests: A Conjoint Experiment
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0005863
Initial registration date
May 16, 2020
Last updated
June 14, 2020 12:56 PM EDT
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
Stanford University
PI Affiliation
National Taiwan University
Additional Trial Information
Status
On going
Start date
2020-05-15
End date
2020-06-30
Secondary IDs
Abstract
This study will use a conjoint survey experiment to test the effect of the dictator's commitment problem on individual citizens' preferences for the concessions an authoritarian government offers amid protests.
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Registration Citation
Citation
Tung, Hans, Ming-Jen Lin and Yuki Takagi. 2020. "The Dictator's Commitment Problem and Individual Preferences for Concessions amid Protests: A Conjoint Experiment ." AEA RCT Registry. June 14. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.5863-1.4000000000000001.
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Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2020-05-15
Intervention End Date
2020-05-31
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Willingness to accept a concession proposal an authoritarian government offers amid protests.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
The survey experiment uses a conjoint design. Respondents are presented with hypothetical government concession proposals composed of five different aspects of reform (or the status quo). They are also told to imagine that the government is considering . Each of the five aspects of reform has several levels, which are presented randomly during the experiment.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Randomization by computer
Randomization Unit
Randomization is done per individual
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
1,500 individuals
Sample size: planned number of observations
37,500 evaluations
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
Since this study adopts a conjoint design, the concept of treatment arms is not applicable.
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
Research Ethics Committee
IRB Approval Date
2020-01-06
IRB Approval Number
201911HS007
Analysis Plan

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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, Papers & Other Materials
Relevant Paper(s)
REPORTS & OTHER MATERIALS