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Randomized Social Experiments eJournal

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2 Jan 1997 through 16 Apr 2014

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1 3,495 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
2 3,120 Are Good-Looking People More Employable?
Bradley J. Ruffle and Ze'ev Shtudiner
Wilfrid Laurier University - Department of Economics and Ariel University Center - Department of Economics
Date posted to database: 9 Nov 2010
Last Revised: 6 Feb 2014
3 2,707 Broken Windows: New Evidence from New York City and a Five-City Social Experiment
Bernard E. Harcourt and Jens Ludwig
University of Chicago and Georgetown University - Public Policy Institute (GPPI)
Date posted to database: 14 Jun 2005
Last Revised: 5 Apr 2007
4 2,424 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
5 1,683 Up in Smoke: The Influence of Household Behavior on the Long-Run Impact of Improved Cooking Stoves
Rema Hanna, Esther Duflo and Michael Greenstone
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
Date posted to database: 16 Apr 2012
Last Revised: 1 May 2012
6 1,592 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
7 1,555 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 1,775 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 2,315 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 2,108 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

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
15 Feb 2014 through 16 Apr 2014

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1 210 The Unprincipled Randomization Principle in Economics and Medicine
Stephen Ziliak and Edward R Teather-Posadas
Roosevelt University and Roosevelt University - Department of Economics
Date posted to database: 17 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 30 Mar 2014
2 180 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: 1 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 3 Mar 2014
3 80 Big Data and Marketing Analytics in Gaming: Combining Empirical Models and Field Experimentation
Harikesh Nair, Sanjog Misra, William J. Hornbuckle, Ranjan Mishra and Anand Acharya
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, University of Rochester – Simon Business School, MGM Resorts International, ESS Analysis and ESS Analysis
Date posted to database: 27 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 26 Mar 2014
4 79 Instrumental Variables: An Econometrician's Perspective
Guido W. Imbens
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Date posted to database: 19 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 19 Mar 2014
5 77 The Economics of Human Development and Social Mobility
James J. Heckman and Stefano Mosso
University of Chicago - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Department of Economics
Date posted to database: 24 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 24 Feb 2014
6 22 Do Sympathy Biases Induce Charitable Giving? The Persuasive Effects of Advertising Content
K. Sudhir, Subroto Roy and Mathew Cherian
Yale School of Management, University of New Haven - Department of Marketing and Quantitative Analysis and HelpAge India
Date posted to database: 15 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 15 Mar 2014
7 19 The Impact of Vocational Training for the Unemployed: Experimental Evidence from Turkey
Sarojini Hirshleifer, David McKenzie, Rita Almeida and Cristobal Ridao-Cano
World Bank - World Development Report, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Date posted to database: 19 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 28 Mar 2014
8 16 Earnings and Disability Program Participation of Youth Transition Demonstration Participants after 24 Months
Jeffrey Hemmeter
Social Security Administration
Date posted to database: 1 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 1 Mar 2014





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