Attitudes towards private and public debt - Does language matter?

Last registered on August 02, 2021

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
Attitudes towards private and public debt - Does language matter?
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0007949
Initial registration date
July 30, 2021
Last updated
August 02, 2021, 1:56 PM EDT

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Primary Investigator

Affiliation
Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance

Other Primary Investigator(s)

PI Affiliation
EBRD and King's College London
PI Affiliation
ifo Institute Munich
PI Affiliation
ifo Institute and LMU Munich

Additional Trial Information

Status
In development
Start date
2021-08-02
End date
2022-08-30
Secondary IDs
Abstract
The proposed project aims to understand whether language can causally affect people's attitudes towards private and public debt. We investigate this question via an online survey experiment which will be fielded in Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, as well as in three countries which have English as an official language (Australia, UK, US).
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Registration Citation

Citation
Aksoy, Cevat Giray et al. 2021. "Attitudes towards private and public debt - Does language matter?." AEA RCT Registry. August 02. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.7949-1.0
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Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2021-08-02
Intervention End Date
2021-10-31

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
Attitudes towards private and public debt
Primary Outcomes (explanation)

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
The experimental component of our research design consists of the random use of either a neutral or a negatively connotated word (two neutrally connotated words) for "debt" for respondents in Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands (in Australia, the UK and the US).
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
Randomization done in office by a computer
Randomization Unit
Individual
Was the treatment clustered?
Yes

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
6 countries
Sample size: planned number of observations
1500 (1000) individuals per country in Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden (Australia, the UK and the US)
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
750 (500) individuals per country per treatment in Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden (Australia, the UK and the US)
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
Ethics Commission, Department of Economics, University of Munich
IRB Approval Date
2021-06-09
IRB Approval Number
2021-13
Analysis Plan

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