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Randomized Social Experiments eJournal

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2 Jan 1997 through 6 May 2015

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1 11,002 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 3,609 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 3,568 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 3,253 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 3,034 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
6 2,974 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
7 2,472 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 2,444 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 2,235 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
10 2,199 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

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
7 Mar 2015 through 6 May 2015

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1 179 Reducing Crime and Violence: Experimental Evidence on Adult Noncognitive Investments in Liberia
Christopher Blattman, Julian Jamison and Margaret Sheridan
Columbia University - School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Research Department and Harvard Medical School/Boston Children's Hospital
Date posted to database: 18 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 18 Apr 2015
2 106 The Contingent Effect of Management Practices
Steven Blader, Claudine Madras Gartenberg and Andrea Prat
New York University (NYU) - Department of Management and Organizational Behavior, New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
Date posted to database: 16 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 16 Apr 2015
3 56 Fostering Voluntary Contributions to a Public Good: A Large-Scale Natural Field Experiment at Wikipedia
Jana Gallus
University of Zurich - Department of Economics
Date posted to database: 17 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 17 Mar 2015
4 54 A University-Wide Field Experiment on Gender Differences in Job Entry Decisions
Anya Savikhin Samek
The University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 17 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 17 Apr 2015
5 47 Entrepreneurial Adaptation and Social Networks: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment on a MOOC Platform
Charles E. Eesley and Lynn Wu
Stanford University and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
Date posted to database: 2 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 18 Mar 2015
6 35 Using Lotteries to Incentivize Safer Sexual Behavior: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial on HIV Prevention
Martina Bjorkman Nyqvist, Lucia Corno, Damien de Walque and Jakob Svensson
Stockholm School of Economics, Queen Mary, University of London, World Bank and Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)
Date posted to database: 19 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 19 Mar 2015
7 33 Optimal Supply Chain Structure for Distributing Essential Drugs in Low Income Countries: Results from a Randomized Experiment
Monique Vledder, Jed Friedman, Mirja Sjöblom, Thomas Brown and Prashant Yadav
World Bank, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank, Crown Agents and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - The William Davidson Institute
Date posted to database: 28 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 28 Mar 2015
8 30 Race, Context and Judging on the Courts of Appeals: Race-Based Panel Effects in Death Penalty Cases
Jonathan P. Kastellec
Princeton University - Department of Politics
Date posted to database: 17 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 23 Apr 2015
9 27 Conspicuous Consumption and Peer Effects: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment
Christopher Roth
University of Oxford
Date posted to database: 30 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 30 Mar 2015
10 25 Visual Tools and Narratives: New Ways to Improve Financial Literacy
Annamaria Lusardi, Anya Savikhin Samek, Arie Kapteyn, Lewis Glinert, Angela Hung and Aileen Heinberg
George Washington University - Department of Accountancy, The University of Chicago, Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research - University of Southern California, Dartmouth College, RAND Corporation - Labor and Population and RAND Corporation
Date posted to database: 27 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 17 Apr 2015

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