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Randomized Social Experiments eJournal

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2 Jan 1997 through 30 Apr 2016

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1 12,579 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 4,185 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
3 4,182 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 4,064 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 3,616 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 3,401 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 3,061 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 2,603 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
9 2,460 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
10 2,456 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
1 Mar 2016 through 30 Apr 2016

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1 231 The Entry of Randomized Assignment into the Social Sciences
Julian C. Jamison
World Bank Global Insights Initiative
Date posted to database: 28 Feb 2016
Last Revised: 28 Feb 2016
2 59 The Costs of Unenforced Laws: A Field Experiment
Ben Depoorter and Stephan Tontrup
University of California Hastings College of Law and New York University School of Law
Date posted to database: 19 Mar 2016
Last Revised: 19 Mar 2016
3 43 Does Financial Education Impact Financial Behavior, and If so, When?
Lukas Menkhoff
German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
Date posted to database: 24 Mar 2016
Last Revised: 24 Mar 2016
4 33 The Production of Human Capital in Developed Countries: Evidence from 196 Randomized Field Experiments
Roland G. Fryer
Harvard University - Department of Economics
Date posted to database: 4 Apr 2016
Last Revised: 4 Apr 2016
5 32 Job-Search Periods for Welfare Applicants: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment
Jonneke Bolhaar, Nadine Ketel and Bas van der Klaauw
VU University Amsterdam - Department of Economics, Göteborg University - Department of Economics and Statistics and VU University Amsterdam - Department of Economics
Date posted to database: 9 Mar 2016
Last Revised: 9 Mar 2016
6 23 Experimental Research on Labor Market Discrimination
David Neumark
University of California, Irvine - Department of Economics
Date posted to database: 1 Mar 2016
Last Revised: 1 Mar 2016
7 17 Patient Activation: Prediction of Behavioral Outcomes During a Controlled Telemonitoring Intervention
Carrie Queenan, Kellas Cameron and Nitin Joglekar
University of South Carolina - Department of Management Science, Boston University - Department of Operations and Technology Management and Boston University - Department of Operations and Technology Management
Date posted to database: 3 Mar 2016
Last Revised: 3 Mar 2016
8 16 Field Experiments in Markets
Omar Al-Ubaydli and John A. List
George Mason University - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Department of Economics
Date posted to database: 28 Mar 2016
Last Revised: 28 Mar 2016
9 23 Using Double-Lasso Regression for Principled Variable Selection
Oleg Urminsky, Christian Hansen and Victor Chernozhukov
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
Date posted to database: 18 Feb 2016
Last Revised: 18 Feb 2016





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