Public Budget, Social Trust and Socio-Economic Crises

Last registered on November 17, 2021

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
Public Budget, Social Trust and Socio-Economic Crises
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0005953
Initial registration date
June 02, 2020
Last updated
November 17, 2021, 6:39 AM EST

Locations

Region

Primary Investigator

Affiliation
Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance

Other Primary Investigator(s)

PI Affiliation
Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance
PI Affiliation
University of Turin, Bocconi University
PI Affiliation
University of Milan, Bocconi University
PI Affiliation
University of Stirling, KU Leuven

Additional Trial Information

Status
Completed
Start date
2020-06-03
End date
2020-06-19
Secondary IDs
Prior work
This trial does not extend or rely on any prior RCTs.
Abstract
We investigate the causal impact of perceived severity of the Covid-19 epidemic as an economic and health crisis on socio-political attitudes.
External Link(s)

Registration Citation

Citation
Daniele, Gianmarco et al. 2021. "Public Budget, Social Trust and Socio-Economic Crises." AEA RCT Registry. November 17. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.5953-1.2000000000000002
Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2020-06-03
Intervention End Date
2020-06-19

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
See attachments.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
We randomise whether the respondents receive optimistic or pessimistic publicly available information about the consequences of the Covid-19 epidemic as a health or economic crisis.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Computerised over survey engine
Randomization Unit
Individual
Was the treatment clustered?
No

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
6000
Sample size: planned number of observations
6000
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
1500
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
MDE=0.102 at alpha=0.05 and power=0.8 over standardised outcome measures.
Supporting Documents and Materials

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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_15
Analysis Plan

Analysis Plan Documents

Public Budget, Social Trust and Socio-Economic Crises

MD5: 6b2c7b2c1ba128557561adaa44f65aad

SHA1: 7b45b67f818524d864b0a0cb5808aa3e6fec24b9

Uploaded At: June 02, 2020

Post-Trial

Post Trial Information

Study Withdrawal

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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