Citizen Valuation of Police Services

Last registered on June 26, 2022

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
Citizen Valuation of Police Services
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0009597
Initial registration date
June 20, 2022

Initial registration date is when the trial was registered.

It corresponds to when the registration was submitted to the Registry to be reviewed for publication.

First published
June 26, 2022, 5:21 AM EDT

First published corresponds to when the trial was first made public on the Registry after being reviewed.

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Primary Investigator

Affiliation
University of Chicago

Other Primary Investigator(s)

PI Affiliation
PI Affiliation
Washington University in St Louis

Additional Trial Information

Status
In development
Start date
2022-06-20
End date
2024-06-24
Secondary IDs
Prior work
This trial does not extend or rely on any prior RCTs.
Abstract
This experiment aims to measure the willingness to pay for several local amenities. We will also investigate how information about body cameras affects these results.
External Link(s)

Registration Citation

Citation
Holz, Justin, Andrew Jordan and Taeho Kim. 2022. "Citizen Valuation of Police Services." AEA RCT Registry. June 26. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.9597
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Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
See PAP
Intervention Start Date
2022-06-20
Intervention End Date
2022-08-22

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
Outcomes of interest are willingness to pay for reductions in use of force and crime. We are also interested in whether information provision regarding body cameras affect these willingness to pay measures.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Willingness to pay for reductions in use of force and crime will be calculated by comparing the effect of these factors on home selections to the effect of price. The willingness to pay for a reduction of e.g. one use of force per 10,000 people is the difference in rent required to make respondents indifferent between a home with some baseline use of force and a home with one fewer uses of force.

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
We are interested in how the willingness to pay measures depend on various crime conditions (high and low crime) and demographic characteristics (e.g., race, age, and income)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
See PAP
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
Randomization of the neighborhood features to vary and treatment into information provision will be done through Qualtrics' random number generator.
Randomization Unit
Randomization unit for neighborhood features are at the individual-by-choice level. Information provision will be given to half of study participants.
Was the treatment clustered?
Yes

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
We will recruit 1192 individuals.
Sample size: planned number of observations
We will recruit 1192 individuals. Each participant will be asked to complete 14 rounds of choices, which gives us 16,688 observations.
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
Half of 1192 individuals will be treated into information provision regarding body cameras.
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
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IRB

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
University of Chicago
IRB Approval Date
2022-03-04
IRB Approval Number
IRB22-0112