Information Frictions and Early-Career Outcomes for College Students

Last registered on August 09, 2022

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
Information Frictions and Early-Career Outcomes for College Students
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0009878
Initial registration date
August 03, 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, 3:20 PM EDT

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

Last updated
August 09, 2022, 10:15 AM EDT

Last updated is the most recent time when changes to the trial's registration were published.

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Primary Investigator

Affiliation

Other Primary Investigator(s)

PI Affiliation
Boston University
PI Affiliation
Brown University

Additional Trial Information

Status
In development
Start date
2023-01-31
End date
2025-09-30
Secondary IDs
Prior work
This trial does not extend or rely on any prior RCTs.
Abstract
Examine how incentives improve career search process and labor market outcomes for college students.
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Registration Citation

Citation
Abraham, Lisa, Neil Thakral and Linh Tô. 2022. "Information Frictions and Early-Career Outcomes for College Students ." AEA RCT Registry. August 09. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.9878
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Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
We will examine the impact of incentives on engagement in the career search process and labor market outcomes for undergraduates at a large university.
Intervention Start Date
2023-02-01
Intervention End Date
2023-12-31

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
job offers
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
job offers: number, type, salary level, benefits, location

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
We will randomize students into Treatment and Control groups to measure the impact of incentives on engagement in the career search process and labor market outcomes.
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
by computer
Randomization Unit
individual
Was the treatment clustered?
No

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
N/A
Sample size: planned number of observations
Approximately 4000 students
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
~2000 in each arm
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

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