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Effect of Experimentally Induced Stress on Temporal Discounting and Risk Preference: Pre Analysis Plan
Last registered on October 30, 2015

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Effect of Experimentally Induced Stress on Temporal Discounting and Risk Preference: Pre Analysis Plan
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0000934
Initial registration date
October 30, 2015
Last updated
October 30, 2015 12:40 PM EDT
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
Princeton University
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
University of Hawaii, Manoa
PI Affiliation
Princeton University
Additional Trial Information
Status
On going
Start date
2013-02-01
End date
2015-12-31
Secondary IDs
Abstract
This document outlines the analysis plan for the study of the effects of acute stress on temporal discounting and risk preference. Our subject pool consists of urban poor from two of the largest informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya. We use a real-time centipede game as a manipulation of participants' stress. By randomly assigning participants to a stressful or non-stressful condition, we can estimate the causal impacts of acute stress on decision making.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Haushofer, Johannes, Chaning Jang and John Lynham. 2015. "Effect of Experimentally Induced Stress on Temporal Discounting and Risk Preference: Pre Analysis Plan." AEA RCT Registry. October 30. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.934-1.0.
Former Citation
Haushofer, Johannes et al. 2015. "Effect of Experimentally Induced Stress on Temporal Discounting and Risk Preference: Pre Analysis Plan." AEA RCT Registry. October 30. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/934/history/5844.
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2013-02-01
Intervention End Date
2015-12-31
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Time discounting, risk preference, negative affect.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
Randomized experiment conducted at the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Computer
Randomization Unit
Individuals to sessions
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
280 individuals
Sample size: planned number of observations
280 individuals
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
280 individuals
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
Princeton University
IRB Approval Date
2015-09-22
IRB Approval Number
6800
Analysis Plan
Analysis Plan Documents
Pre Analysis Plan for Experiment

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Uploaded At: October 30, 2015

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 and Papers
Preliminary Reports
Relevant Papers