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Randomized Social Experiments eJournal

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2 Jan 1997 through 26 Nov 2014

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1 9,867 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: 12 Jul 2014
2 3,544 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 3,378 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 2,900 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 2,841 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 2,439 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
7 2,415 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 2,265 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
9 2,162 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 1,930 Housing in the New Millennium: A Home Without Equity is Just a Rental with Debt
Joshua Rosner
Graham Fisher & Co.
Date posted to database: 21 Jul 2008
Last Revised: 11 May 2009

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
27 Sep 2014 through 26 Nov 2014

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1 196 Challenging the Randomness of Panel Assignment in the Federal Courts of Appeals
Adam S. Chilton and Marin K. Levy
University of Chicago - Law School and Duke University - School of Law
Date posted to database: 11 Nov 2014
Last Revised: 15 Nov 2014
2 125 Cost-Benefit Analysis and the Knowledge Problem
Cass R. Sunstein
Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 13 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 13 Oct 2014
3 33 The Use of Descriptive Norms in Public Administration: A Panacea for Improving Citizen Behaviours?
Peter John, Michael Sanders and Jennifer Wang
University College London - School of Public Policy, Cabinet Office (UK) - Behavioural Insights Team and Cabinet Office (UK) - Behavioural Insights Team
Date posted to database: 25 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 25 Oct 2014
4 30 Do Your Online Friends Make You Pay? A Randomized Field Experiment on Peer Influence in Online Social Networks - Online E-Companion Appendix
Ravi Bapna and Akhmed Umyarov
University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota
Date posted to database: 20 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 20 Sep 2014
5 26 Testing for Selection Bias
Joonhwi Joo and Robert LaLonde
University of Chicago - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
Date posted to database: 27 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 27 Sep 2014
6 25 The Value of Regulatory Discretion: Estimates from Environmental Inspections in India
Esther Duflo, Michael Greenstone, Rohini Pande and Nicholas Ryan
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, University of Chicago - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Harvard University
Date posted to database: 11 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 29 Oct 2014
7 24 Designing Experiments to Measure Spillover Effects
Sarah Baird, J. Aislinn Bohren, Craig McIntosh and Berk Ozler
George Washington University, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IRPS) and World Bank - Development Economics Research Group (DECRG)
Date posted to database: 4 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 4 Oct 2014
8 22 Saving for a (Not So) Rainy Day: A Randomized Evaluation of Savings Groups in Mali
Lori A. Beaman, Dean S. Karlan and Bram Thuysbaert
Northwestern University - Department of Economics, Yale University and University of Ghent
Date posted to database: 12 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 12 Oct 2014
9 22 The Effects of Gamification on IT Compliance Training: Evidence from the Field and Lab
Ryan J. Baxter, Darin Kip Holderness and David A. Wood
Boise State University, College of Business and Economics, Department of Accountancy, West Virginia University and Brigham Young University - School of Accountancy
Date posted to database: 1 Nov 2014
Last Revised: 1 Nov 2014
10 21 Habit Formation in Children: Evidence from Incentives for Healthy Eating
George Loewenstein, Joseph Price and Kevin Volpp
Carnegie Mellon University - Department of Social and Decision Sciences, Brigham Young University and University of Pennsylvania
Date posted to database: 1 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 1 Oct 2014

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