The revelation effect of behaviour corrective regulations

Last registered on March 10, 2021

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
The revelation effect of behaviour corrective regulations
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0007314
Initial registration date
March 10, 2021
Last updated
March 10, 2021, 9:38 AM EST

Locations

Region

Primary Investigator

Affiliation
Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance

Other Primary Investigator(s)

Additional Trial Information

Status
In development
Start date
2021-03-10
End date
2021-04-30
Secondary IDs
Abstract
I investigate the power of regulations intended to correct socially harmful behaviours in (upward) shifting individuals beliefs about the incidence of such behaviours.
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Registration Citation

Citation
Martinangeli, Andrea. 2021. "The revelation effect of behaviour corrective regulations." AEA RCT Registry. March 10. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.7314-1.0
Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
I prime respondents with existing tax regulations in Germany.
Intervention Start Date
2021-03-10
Intervention End Date
2021-04-30

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
Subjective placement of Germany in the ranking of the EU28 countries in terms of VAT gap size.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
I prime respondents with existing tax regulations in Germany:
- no prime
- VAT evasion preventive regulations
- change in VAT evasion preventive regulations
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Computerised randomization
Randomization Unit
Individual
Was the treatment clustered?
No

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
None
Sample size: planned number of observations
Target 1000 individuals
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
Target 333 individuals
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB

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Analysis Plan

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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
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