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Randomized Social Experiments eJournal

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2 Jan 1997 through 1 Oct 2016

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1 13,065 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 4,427 Generating Skilled Self-Employment in Developing Countries: Experimental Evidence from Uganda
Christopher Blattman, Nathan Fiala and Sebastian Martinez
University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy, 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
3 4,409 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
4 4,199 Are Good-Looking People More Employable?
Bradley J. Ruffle and Ze'ev Shtudiner
Wilfrid Laurier University - School of Business & Economics and Ariel University - Department of Economics
Date posted to database: 9 Nov 2010
Last Revised: 6 Feb 2014
5 3,636 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 University and Duke University - Department of Sociology - Director, Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness
Date posted to database: 23 Jul 2008
Last Revised: 19 Aug 2008
6 3,535 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 3,144 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
8 2,985 Do Judges Vary in Their Treatment of Race?
David Abrams, Marianne Bertrand and Sendhil Mullainathan
University of Pennsylvania Law School, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and Harvard University - Department of Economics
Date posted to database: 2 Apr 2011
Last Revised: 28 Sep 2013
9 2,640 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
10 2,564 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: 19 May 2015

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
2 Aug 2016 through 1 Oct 2016

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1 355 Seeding the S-Curve? The Role of Early Adopters in Diffusion
Christian Catalini
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Date posted to database: 17 Aug 2016
Last Revised: 17 Aug 2016
2 116 Understanding and Misunderstanding Randomized Controlled Trials
Angus Deaton and Nancy Cartwright
Princeton University and Durham University
Date posted to database: 7 Sep 2016
Last Revised: 7 Sep 2016
3 71 Heads or Tails: The Impact of a Coin Toss on Major Life Decisions and Subsequent Happiness
Steven D. Levitt
University of Chicago
Date posted to database: 8 Aug 2016
Last Revised: 8 Aug 2016
4 56 Standing out from the Crowd via Corporate Goodness: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
Lei Gao, Jie He and Juan (Julie) Wu
Iowa State University, University of Georgia - Department of Finance and University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Date posted to database: 29 Aug 2016
Last Revised: 29 Aug 2016
5 52 On Minimizing the Risk of Bias in Randomized Controlled Trials in Economics
Alex Eble, Peter Boone and Diana Elbourne
Brown University - Department of Economics, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Date posted to database: 19 Jul 2016
Last Revised: 20 Jul 2016
6 35 How Would Information Disclosure Influence Organizations' Outbound Spam Volume? Evidence from a Field Experiment
Shu He, Gene Moo Lee, Sukjin Han and Andrew B. Whinston
University of Connecticut - Department of Operations & Information Management, University of Texas at Arlington - Department of Information Systems & Operations Management, University of Texas at Austin - Department of Economics and University of Texas at Austin - Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management
Date posted to database: 28 Aug 2016
Last Revised: 29 Sep 2016
7 35 Why are Customers Loyal in Sharing-Economy Services? A Relational Benefits Perspective
Shuai Yang, Yiping Song, Sixing Chen and Xin Xia
Donghua University, Fudan University, Hunan University - College of Business Adminstration and Donghua University
Date posted to database: 29 Aug 2016
Last Revised: 29 Aug 2016
8 34 An Analysis of Time-Based Pricing in Electricity Supply Chains
Baris Ata, A. Serasu Duran and Ozge Islegen
University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management
Date posted to database: 22 Aug 2016
Last Revised: 29 Aug 2016
9 28 Federal Civil Litigation as an Instrument of Police Reform: A Natural Experiment Exploring the Effects of the Floyd Ruling on Stop-And-Frisk Activities in New York City
Michael D. White, Henry F. Fradella, Weston J. Morrow and Doug Mellom
Arizona State University (ASU), Arizona State University - School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arizona State University (ASU) and Arizona State University (ASU) - School of Criminology & Criminal Justice
Date posted to database: 31 Aug 2016
Last Revised: 31 Aug 2016
10 25 The Efficacy of Political Advertising: A Voter Participation Field Experiment with Multiple Robo Calls and Controls for Selection Effects
Daniel Kling and Thomas Stratmann
George Mason University, Department of Economics, Students and George Mason University - Buchanan Center Political Economy
Date posted to database: 6 Aug 2016
Last Revised: 19 Aug 2016





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