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Randomized Social Experiments eJournal

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2 Jan 1997 through 24 Oct 2014

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1 9,660 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 3,537 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 3,309 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 2,837 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 2,813 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 2,436 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 2,402 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 2,155 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
9 1,913 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
10 2,126 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

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
25 Aug 2014 through 24 Oct 2014

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1 149 Do Search Engines Influence Media Piracy? Evidence from a Randomized Field Study
Liron Sivan, Michael D. Smith and Rahul Telang
Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management and Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management
Date posted to database: 14 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 23 Sep 2014
2 82 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 66 A Field Experiment on Search Costs and the Formation of Scientific Collaborations
Kevin J. Boudreau, Tom Brady, Ina Ganguli, Patrick Gaule, Eva Guinan, Tony Hollenberg and Karim Lakhani
London Business School, Harvard Medical School, SITE, Stockholm School of Economics, CERGE-EI, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital and Harvard Business School - Technology and Operations Management Group
Date posted to database: 25 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 29 Sep 2014
4 57 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
5 38 How Voter Mobilization Spread in Households and Families – The Use of Short Text Messages on Cell Phones to Boost Turnout
Yosef Bhatti, Jens Olav Dahlgaard, Jonas Hedegaard Hansen and Kasper Hansen
University of Copenhagen, University of Copenhagen - Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen - Department of Political Science and University of Copenhagen
Date posted to database: 28 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 28 Aug 2014
6 27 The Impact of Financial Education on Adolescents' Intertemporal Choices
Melanie Lührmann, Marta Serra-Garcia and Joachim K. Winter
University of Mannheim - Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA), University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Rady School of Management and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Date posted to database: 21 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 21 Aug 2014
7 26 Information is Power: Experimental Evidence on the Long-Run Impact of Community Based Monitoring
Martina Bjorkman, Damien de Walque and Jakob Svensson
University of Bocconi, World Bank and Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)
Date posted to database: 27 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 4 Sep 2014
8 25 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
9 24 The Political is Personal: Personalized and Public Movement Frames in Turkey's Gezi Park Protests
Michael J. Jensen and Selen A. Ercan
ANZSOG Institute for Governance, University of Canberra and University of Canberra
Date posted to database: 19 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 19 Aug 2014
10 24 The Effect of Providing Peer Information on Retirement Savings Decisions
John Leonard Beshears, James J. Choi, David Laibson, Brigitte C. Madrian and Katherine L. Milkman
Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management, Harvard University - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
Date posted to database: 30 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 30 Aug 2014

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