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Randomized Social Experiments eJournal

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2 Jan 1997 through 17 Sep 2014

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1 9,178 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 3,531 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 3,274 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 2,789 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
5 2,759 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
6 2,433 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 2,022 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
8 1,896 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
9 2,146 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 2,379 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

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
19 Jul 2014 through 17 Sep 2014

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1 151 Sources of Authoritarian Responsiveness: A Field Experiment in China
Jidong Chen, Jennifer Pan and Yiqing Xu
Princeton University - Program in Political Economy, Harvard University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Political Science
Date posted to database: 15 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 17 Aug 2014
2 145 Looking Across and Looking Beyond the Knowledge Frontier: Intellectual Distance and Resource Allocation in Science
Kevin J. Boudreau, Eva Guinan, Karim Lakhani and Christoph Riedl
London Business School, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Business School - Technology and Operations Management Group and Northeastern University - D’Amore-McKim School of Business
Date posted to database: 12 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 12 Aug 2014
3 77 Incidence Rather than Magnitude: A Lower Bound on the Share of Responders
Kirill Borusyak
Harvard University - Department of Economics
Date posted to database: 30 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 30 Jul 2014
4 72 Behavioral Economics and Social Policy: Designing Innovative Solutions for Programs Supported by the Administration for Children and Families
Lashawn Richburg-Hayes, Caitlin Anzelone, Nadine Dechausay, Saugato Datta, Alexandra Fiorillo, Louis Potok, Matthew Darling and John Balz
MDRC, MDRC, MDRC, ideas42, ideas42, ideas42, ideas42 and ideas42
Date posted to database: 18 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 28 Jul 2014
5 56 The Hidden Cost of Accommodating Crowdfunder Privacy Preferences: A Randomized Field Experiment
Gordon Burtch, Anindya Ghose and Sunil Wattal
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management, New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business and Temple University - Department of Management Information Systems
Date posted to database: 14 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 14 Aug 2014
6 50 Design of Randomized Experiments in Networks
Dylan Walker and Lev Muchnik
Boston University and Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Jerusalem School of Business Administration
Date posted to database: 7 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 19 Aug 2014
7 45 Federalism and Municipal Innovation: Lessons from the Fight Against Vacant Properties
Benton C. Martin
Emory University School of Law
Date posted to database: 15 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 15 Sep 2014
8 39 The Federal Experiment with Evidence-Based Funding: Lessons from the Home Visiting Program
Philip G. Peters Jr.
University of Missouri at Columbia - School of Law
Date posted to database: 2 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 2 Aug 2014
9 35 Soft versus Hard Commitments: A Test on Savings Behaviors
Jeremy Burke, Jill Luoto and Francisco Perez-Arce
RAND Corporation, RAND Corporation and RAND Corporation
Date posted to database: 10 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 10 Aug 2014
10 46 An Empirical Method for Harmless Error
D. Alex Winkelman, David V. Yokum, Lisette C. Cole, Shelby C. Thompson and Christopher T. Robertson
University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law, second year law student at Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Independent and University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law
Date posted to database: 7 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 17 Sep 2014





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