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Randomized Social Experiments eJournal

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2 Jan 1997 through 4 Mar 2015

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1 10,431 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: 14 Dec 2014
2 3,562 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
3 3,528 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
4 3,120 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 2,959 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 2,544 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 2,449 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 2,441 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 2,196 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 2,058 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
3 Jan 2015 through 4 Mar 2015

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1 112 How Quickly Do Markets Learn? Private Information Dissemination in a Natural Experiment
Robert J. Jackson, Wei Jiang and Joshua Mitts
Columbia Law School, Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics and Columbia Law School
Date posted to database: 1 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 29 Jan 2015
2 100 A Randomized Experiment of the Split Benefit Health Insurance Reform to Reduce High-Cost, Low-Value Consumption
Christopher T. Robertson, David V. Yokum, Nimish Sheth and Keith A. Joiner
University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Southern California and University of Arizona - College of Medicine
Date posted to database: 6 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 6 Jan 2015
3 82 Tax Debt Enforcement: Theory and Evidence from a Field Experiment in the United States
Ricardo Perez-Truglia and Ugo Troiano
Microsoft Research and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
Date posted to database: 1 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 21 Feb 2015
4 79 Natural Experiment Policy Evaluation: A Critique
Chris Hennessy and Ilya A. Strebulaev
London Business School and Stanford University - Graduate School of Business
Date posted to database: 15 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 15 Feb 2015
5 67 On the Origins of Gender Human Capital Gaps: Short and Long Term Consequences of Teachers’ Stereotypical Biases
Victor Lavy and Edith Sand
Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Department of Economics and Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics
Date posted to database: 2 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 12 Feb 2015
6 33 Do Taxes Crowd Out Intrinsic Motivation? Field-Experimental Evidence from Germany
Pierre Boyer, Nadja Dwenger and Johannes Rincke
University of Mannheim - School of Economics (VWL), Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Date posted to database: 20 Dec 2014
Last Revised: 20 Dec 2014
7 31 The Effects of Experience on Investor Behavior: Evidence from India's IPO Lotteries
Santosh Anagol, Vimal Balasubramaniam and Tarun Ramadorai
University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School of Business - Business Economics and Public Policy Department, University of Oxford, Said Business School and University of Oxford - Said Business School
Date posted to database: 24 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 24 Feb 2015
8 29 Estimating the Production Function for Human Capital: Results from a Randomized Control Trial in Colombia
Orazio Attanasio, Sarah Cattan, Emla Fitzsimons, Costas Meghir and Marta Rubio-Codina
University College London - Department of Economics, Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), Yale University and Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)
Date posted to database: 12 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 12 Feb 2015
9 26 What Kind of Teachers are Schools Looking for? Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment
Peter Hinrichs
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Date posted to database: 12 Dec 2014
Last Revised: 12 Dec 2014
10 26 Randomizing Networks in the Field
Sharique Hasan and Rembrand Koning
Stanford University and Stanford Graduate School of Business
Date posted to database: 21 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 21 Jan 2015

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