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Randomized Social Experiments eJournal

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2 Jan 1997 through 25 Feb 2017

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1 13,471 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 4,633 Generating Skilled Self-Employment in Developing Countries: Experimental Evidence from Uganda
Christopher Blattman, Nathan Fiala and Sebastian Martinez
University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Connecticut - Department of Agricultural Economics and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Date posted to database: 23 May 2013
Last Revised: 30 Apr 2014
3 4,490 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 4,339 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 3,669 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 3,653 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
7 3,431 Do Judges Vary in Their Treatment of Race?
David Abrams, Marianne Bertrand and Sendhil Mullainathan
University of Pennsylvania Law School, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and Harvard University - Department of Economics
Date posted to database: 2 Apr 2011
Last Revised: 28 Sep 2013
8 3,154 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
9 2,693 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 2,653 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
27 Dec 2016 through 25 Feb 2017

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1 208 Contemporaneous and Delayed Sales Impact of Location-Based Mobile Promotions
Zheng Fang, Bin Gu, Xueming Luo and Yunjie (Calvin) Xu
Sichuan University - Business School, Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Information Systems, Temple University and Fudan University
Date posted to database: 21 Dec 2016
Last Revised: 3 Jan 2017
2 117 The Digital Privacy Paradox: Small Money, Small Costs, Small Talk
Susan Athey and Christian Catalini
Stanford Graduate School of Business and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Date posted to database: 15 Feb 2017
Last Revised: 17 Feb 2017
3 113 Discrimination with Incomplete Information in the Sharing Economy: Field Evidence from Airbnb
Ruomeng Cui, Jun Li and Dennis J. Zhang
Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business and Washington University in Saint Louis - John M. Olin Business School
Date posted to database: 9 Jan 2017
Last Revised: 18 Jan 2017
4 106 Blended Learning Can Improve Student Grades – Narxoz University's Large Scale Experiment Shows
Krzysztof I. Rybinski and Hans Holzhacker
Narxoz University and Narxoz University
Date posted to database: 22 Dec 2016
Last Revised: 22 Dec 2016
5 93 Does Standardized Testing Make Best High School Students Dumber?
Krzysztof I. Rybinski
Narxoz University
Date posted to database: 22 Dec 2016
Last Revised: 22 Dec 2016
6 54 The Effect of One Laptop Per Child on Teachers' Pedagogical Practices and Students' Use of Time at Home
Gustavo Yamada, Pablo Lavado and Guadalupe Montenegro
Universidad del Pacifico, Peru - Department of Economics, Universidad del Pacifico and Group for the Analysis of Development (GRADE)
Date posted to database: 27 Dec 2016
Last Revised: 29 Dec 2016
7 50 In-Group Favoritism Caused by Pokemon Go and the Use of Machine Learning to Learn Its Mechanisms
Alexander Peysakhovich and David G. Rand
Yale University - Human Cooperation Lab and Yale University
Date posted to database: 1 Feb 2017
Last Revised: 1 Feb 2017
8 50 Nudging À La Carte – A Field Experiment on Food Choice
Christina Gravert and Verena Kurz
Göteborg University and Göteborg University
Date posted to database: 1 Feb 2017
Last Revised: 1 Feb 2017
9 29 Transparency ‘Fixes’ for Local Public Services: Field Experimental Evidence from Bangalore's Water Sector
Tanu Kumar, Alison E. Post and Isha Ray
University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Berkeley and University of California, Berkeley
Date posted to database: 23 Jan 2017
Last Revised: 23 Jan 2017
10 24 Products as Pals: Engaging with Anthropomorphic Products Mitigates the Effects of Social Exclusion
James A. Mourey, Jenny G. Olson and Carolyn Yoon
DePaul University, University of Kansas - School of Business and University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Date posted to database: 30 Jan 2017
Last Revised: 30 Jan 2017





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