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Randomized Social Experiments eJournal

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2 Jan 1997 through 4 Aug 2015

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1 11,278 What Happens Before? A Field Experiment Exploring How Pay and Representation Differentially Shape Bias on the Pathway into Organizations
Katherine L. Milkman, Modupe Akinola and Dolly Chugh
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, Columbia University - Columbia Business School and New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Date posted to database: 22 May 2012
Last Revised: 4 May 2015
2 3,713 Are Good-Looking People More Employable?
Bradley J. Ruffle and Ze'ev Shtudiner
Wilfrid Laurier University - School of Business & Economics and Ariel University Center - Department of Economics
Date posted to database: 9 Nov 2010
Last Revised: 6 Feb 2014
3 3,577 How the Disciple Became the Guru
Vivek Wadhwa, Una Kim de Vitton and G. Gereffi
Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization, Pratt School of Engineering, Harvard Business School, Department of Organizational Behavior and Duke University - Department of Sociology - Director, Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness
Date posted to database: 23 Jul 2008
Last Revised: 19 Aug 2008
4 3,402 Generating Skilled Self-Employment in Developing Countries: Experimental Evidence from Uganda
Christopher Blattman, Nathan Fiala and Sebastian Martinez
Columbia University - School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA), German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Date posted to database: 23 May 2013
Last Revised: 30 Apr 2014
5 3,206 The Miracle of Microfinance? Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation
Abhijit V. Banerjee, Esther Duflo, Rachel Glennerster and Cynthia Kinnan
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Department of Economics and Northwestern University - Department of Economics
Date posted to database: 14 Apr 2013
Last Revised: 18 Apr 2013
6 3,088 Broken Windows: New Evidence from New York City and a Five-City Social Experiment
Bernard E. Harcourt and Jens Ludwig
Columbia University and Georgetown University - Public Policy Institute (GPPI)
Date posted to database: 14 Jun 2005
Last Revised: 5 Apr 2007
7 2,495 Creating Social Contagion Through Viral Product Design: A Randomized Trial of Peer Influence in Networks
Sinan Aral and Dylan Walker
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Boston University
Date posted to database: 30 May 2010
Last Revised: 30 Aug 2012
8 2,447 It is Not What You Get But When You Get it: The Effect of Gift Sequence on Deposit Balances and Customer Sentiment in a Commercial Bank
George Loewenstein and Emily Celia Haisley
Carnegie Mellon University - Department of Social and Decision Sciences and Yale School of Management
Date posted to database: 10 Feb 2009
Last Revised: 10 Feb 2009
9 2,299 Does the Media Matter? A Field Experiment Measuring the Effect of Newspapers on Voting Behavior and Political Opinions
Alan Gerber, Dean S. Karlan and Daniel Bergan
Yale University - Department of Political Science, Yale University and Yale University
Date posted to database: 24 May 2006
Last Revised: 25 May 2006
10 2,273 Are Emily and Greg More Employable than Lakisha and Jamal? A Field Experiment on Labor Market Discrimination
Marianne Bertrand and Sendhil Mullainathan
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and Harvard University - Department of Economics
Date posted to database: 15 Jul 2003
Last Revised: 6 Nov 2008

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
5 Jun 2015 through 4 Aug 2015

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1 420 Do Energy Efficiency Investments Deliver? Evidence from the Weatherization Assistance Program
Meredith Fowlie, Michael Greenstone and Catherine D. Wolfram
University of California, Berkeley, University of Chicago - Department of Economics and University of California, Berkeley - Economic Analysis & Policy Group
Date posted to database: 26 Jun 2015
Last Revised: 26 Jun 2015
2 153 Innovation Experiments: Researching Technical Advance, Knowledge Production and the Design of Supporting Institutions
Kevin J. Boudreau and Karim Lakhani
Harvard Business School - Strategy Unit and Harvard Business School - Technology and Operations Management Group
Date posted to database: 3 Jul 2015
Last Revised: 7 Jul 2015
3 103 Ghost Ads: A Revolution in Measuring Ad Effectiveness
Garrett A. Johnson, Randall A Lewis and Elmar I Nubbemeyer
University of Rochester - Simon Business School, Google, Inc. and Google, Inc.
Date posted to database: 19 Jun 2015
Last Revised: 2 Aug 2015
4 99 Marshmallows and Votes: Childhood Non-Cognitive Skill Development and Adult Political Participation
John B Holbein
Duke University
Date posted to database: 18 Jul 2015
Last Revised: 18 Jul 2015
5 78 Networked Experiments
Sinan Aral
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Date posted to database: 13 Jun 2015
Last Revised: 25 Jun 2015
6 32 Within, Between, or Both? Unbiased Estimation of Experimental Treatment Effects Using the Difference in Difference (DiD) Estimator
Sander van der Linden and Breanne Chryst
Department of Psychology, Princeton University and Yale University, Department of Statistics
Date posted to database: 20 Jul 2015
Last Revised: 20 Jul 2015
7 31 Does the Gender Composition of Scientific Committees Matter?
Manuel Bagues, Mauro Sylos-Labini and Natalia Zinovyeva
Aalto University - Department of Economics, University of Pisa and Aalto University
Date posted to database: 10 Jul 2015
Last Revised: 10 Jul 2015
8 29 On the Effect of the Costs of Operating Formally: New Experimental Evidence
Sebastian Galiani, Marcela Melendez and Camila Navajas Ahumada
University of Maryland, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia and University of San Andres
Date posted to database: 13 Jun 2015
Last Revised: 13 Jun 2015
9 29 Randomised Controlled Trials
Peter John
University College London - School of Public Policy
Date posted to database: 21 Jun 2015
Last Revised: 21 Jun 2015
10 25 Thinking, Fast and Slow? Some Field Experiments to Reduce Crime and Dropout in Chicago
Sara B. Heller, Anuj K. Shah, Jonathan Guryan, Jens Ludwig, Sendhil Mullainathan and Harold A. Pollack
University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, Northwestern University - Human Development and Social Policy (HDSP) Program, University of Chicago, Harvard University - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - School of Social Service Administration
Date posted to database: 1 Jun 2015
Last Revised: 1 Jun 2015

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