Productivity beliefs, competition entry, and gender quotas

Last registered on August 03, 2022

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
Productivity beliefs, competition entry, and gender quotas
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0009768
Initial registration date
August 01, 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
August 03, 2022, 2:16 PM 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
New York University Abu Dhabi

Other Primary Investigator(s)

PI Affiliation
NYU Abu Dhabi

Additional Trial Information

Status
In development
Start date
2022-08-01
End date
2025-08-01
Secondary IDs
Prior work
This trial does not extend or rely on any prior RCTs.
Abstract
We study how productivity beliefs depend on competition entry, competition success, and gender quotas.
External Link(s)

Registration Citation

Citation
Reuben, Ernesto and Robert Stüber. 2022. "Productivity beliefs, competition entry, and gender quotas." AEA RCT Registry. August 03. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.9768
Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
The participants are randomly assigned to one of two roles ("employers" and "workers") as well as one of four treatments (Baseline-Entry, Quota Entry, Baseline-Success, and Quota-Success).
Intervention Start Date
2022-08-01
Intervention End Date
2022-10-01

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
- Employers' beliefs about the average performance of workers depending on their gender, competition entry, and competition success.
- Employers' beliefs about the share of workers entering the competition/winning the competition depending on their gender.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
- Workers' competition entry decision.
- Workers' performance.
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
We study how productivity beliefs depend on competition entry, competition success, and gender quotas.
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
The randomization is done by a computer.
Randomization Unit
The randomization unit is the individual.
Was the treatment clustered?
No

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
Employer experiment: 1600 individuals.
Worker experiment: 820 individuals.
Sample size: planned number of observations
Employer experiment: 1600 individuals. Worker experiment: 820 individuals.
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
Employer experiment:
Baseline-Entry: 500
Quota-Entry: 500
Baseline-Success: 300
Quote-Success: 300

Worker experiment:
Baseline: 410
Quota: 410
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
We provide a detailed description of the power calculation as part of the attached pre-analysis plan.
IRB

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
SSEL at NYU Abu Dhabi
IRB Approval Date
2022-06-26
IRB Approval Number
N/A
Analysis Plan

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