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Covid-19 and Europeans’ Attitudes Towards EU Intervention
Last registered on June 02, 2020

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Covid-19 and Europeans’ Attitudes Towards EU Intervention
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0005952
Initial registration date
June 02, 2020
Last updated
June 02, 2020 2:28 PM EDT
Location(s)
Region
Region
Region
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
University of Stirling, KU Leuven
PI Affiliation
University of Milan, Bocconi University
PI Affiliation
University of Turin, Bocconi University
PI Affiliation
Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance
Additional Trial Information
Status
In development
Start date
2020-06-02
End date
2020-06-19
Secondary IDs
Abstract
We investigate the causal impact of the covid-19 epidemic and of the countermeasures adopted to contain it on individuals' attitudes towards the European Union and its intervention in the national economies. We run a survey experiment in Italy, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Daniele, Gianmarco et al. 2020. "Covid-19 and Europeans’ Attitudes Towards EU Intervention." AEA RCT Registry. June 02. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.5952-1.0.
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2020-06-02
Intervention End Date
2020-06-19
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
See attachment.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
We randomly vary whether the respondents in our survey answer Covid-19 related questions (Covid-19 prime) before answering our target questions (attitudes towards the European Union and its intervention in domestic economies, social and political attitudes, etc. See attachments for details).
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Electronic on survey engine.
Randomization Unit
individual.
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
8000 (2000 per country)
Sample size: planned number of observations
8000 (2000 per country)
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
4000 per treatment; 1333 per sub-treatment: [health, economic, conflict rethoric] X [covid prime]. See attachment for details.
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
MDE=0.12 at alpha=0.05 and power=0.8 on standardised outcome measures in within country analyses.
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IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
Ethics Council of the Max Planck Society
IRB Approval Date
2020-05-08
IRB Approval Number
2020_13
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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
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