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Randomized Social Experiments eJournal

ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
2 Jan 1997 through 6 Jul 2015

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1 11,200 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 3,669 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
3 3,574 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
4 3,352 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 3,143 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
6 3,078 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 2,491 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 2,447 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
9 2,275 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
10 2,262 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
7 May 2015 through 6 Jul 2015

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1 254 Two Cheers for Corporate Experimentation: The A/B Illusion and the Virtues of Data-Driven Innovation
Michelle N. Meyer
Union Graduate College - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Bioethics Program
Date posted to database: 14 May 2015
Last Revised: 14 May 2015
2 46 Networked Experiments
Sinan Aral
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Date posted to database: 13 Jun 2015
Last Revised: 25 Jun 2015
3 38 Do 'No Excuses' Charter Schools Raise More than Test Scores? College-Going Impacts of a High School Network in Chicago
Matthew Davis and Blake Heller
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and Education Innovation Laboratory at Harvard University
Date posted to database: 15 May 2015
Last Revised: 15 May 2015
4 36 Finding a Roommate on Craigslist: Racial Discrimination and Residential Segregation
Raj Ghoshal and S. Michael Gaddis
Goucher College and University of Michigan
Date posted to database: 15 May 2015
Last Revised: 22 May 2015
5 29 A History of Violence: Field Evidence on Trauma, Discounting and Present Bias
Alex Imas, Michael Kuhn and Vera Mironova
Carnegie Mellon University - Department of Social and Decision Sciences, University of Oregon - Department of Economics and University of Maryland
Date posted to database: 7 May 2015
Last Revised: 8 May 2015
6 28 Political Participation and the 'Feeling of Doing': The Causes and Consequences of Perceptions of Political Control
Jacob Montgomery, Nicolas K Dumas and Michelle Torres
Washington University in Saint Louis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Political Science and Washington University in Saint Louis - Department of Political Science
Date posted to database: 8 May 2015
Last Revised: 17 Jun 2015
7 25 A Behavioral Approach to Water Conservation: Evidence from Costa Rica
Saugato Datta, Juan Jose Miranda, Laura De Castro Zoratto, Oscar Calvo‐González, Matthew Darling and Karina Lorenzana
ideas42, World Bank, World Bank, World Bank, ideas42 and ideas42
Date posted to database: 3 Jun 2015
Last Revised: 7 Jun 2015
8 23 Thinking, Fast and Slow? Some Field Experiments to Reduce Crime and Dropout in Chicago
Sara B. Heller, Anuj K. Shah, Jonathan Guryan, Jens Ludwig, Sendhil Mullainathan and Harold A. Pollack
University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, Northwestern University - Human Development and Social Policy (HDSP) Program, University of Chicago, Harvard University - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - School of Social Service Administration
Date posted to database: 1 Jun 2015
Last Revised: 1 Jun 2015
9 22 Cheating and Incentives: Learning from a Policy Experiment
César A. Martinelli, Susan Parker, Ana Cristina Perez-Gea and Rodimiro Rodrigo
George Mason University - Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science (ICES), Center for Research and Teaching of Economics (CIDE) - Division of Economics, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) - Economica and Secretaria de Hacienda y Credito Publico
Date posted to database: 15 May 2015
Last Revised: 15 May 2015
10 21 Parties Are No Civic Charities: Campaigns, Demobilization, and the Changing Composition of the Electorate
Peter John and Florian Foos
University College London - School of Public Policy and University of Zurich
Date posted to database: 11 May 2015
Last Revised: 11 May 2015





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