November 30, 2020
Four new projects are now accepting predictions (more below)! If you’re a graduate student, weighing in on these projects can get you three surveys closer to completing the Forecasting Challenge (read more about the Challenge and how to receive a $25 Amazon gift card here). Please make sure to complete your user profile to indicate your eligibility.
In response to your requests, we’ve also made it possible for project teams to host open and closed projects on permanent pages, so you can easily share and cite your survey instruments.
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Tell us about your experience using the SSPP, whether you’ve collected or contributed predictions, in this 5-minute survey.
The following surveys are collecting responses. *Starred projects are offering financial incentives for respondents.
- NEW: Binary Choices Involving Risk and/or Loss (5 min). Jonathan Chapman, Erik Snowberg, Stephanie Wang, and Colin Camerer assess risk and loss attitudes in the US population by asking survey respondents to choose between pairs of options.
- NEW: Combatting COVID-19 in Mozambique (15 min). James Allen IV, Arlete Mahumane, James Riddell IV, Tanya Rosenblat, Dean Yang, and Hang Yu test the effectiveness of over-the-phone interventions encouraging social distancing behavior in Mozambique following household surveys regarding COVID-19 knowledge, beliefs, and behaviors.
- NEW: Beliefs About Public Spending and Efficient Expenditures in Public Procurement Officers (15 min). Pablo Celhay, Paul Gertler, Marcelo Olivares, and Raimundo Undurraga test the effectiveness of a series of information interventions on changing the institutional culture of efficiency within Chilean Public Services.
- *NEW: A Randomized Controlled Trial Varying Unconditional Cash Transfer Amounts in the US (10 min). Oliver Hauser, Jon Jachimowicz, Julian Jamison, and Ania Jaroszewicz measure the effects of unconditional cash transfers on financial, psychological, cognitive capacity, and physical health outcomes within a population of low-income individuals in the US.
- *Accessibility and Generalizability: Are Social Media Effects Moderated by Age or Digital Literacy? (10 min). Kevin Munger, Ishita Gopal, Joshua Tucker, and Jonathan Nagler replicate two social media experiments originally conducted on a sample of Mechanical Turk users lacking older subjects. Their replications collect data from a sample with wider variation in age and include new measures of digital literacy.
- Gender and Attribution of Credit in Hiring Team Workers: Evidence from a Representative US Sample (15 min). Ingvild Almås, Serena Cocciolo, Jonathan de Quidt, Sebastian Fest, and Anna Sandberg examine gender differences in credit for group work, and two policies that might address them in a large representative US sample.
- The Economics Consequences of Depression (15 min). Gautam Rao, Frank Schilbach, and Heather Schofield survey participants of two past RCTs conducted by psychiatrists, measuring mental health outcomes, economic outcomes, and behavioral outcomes.
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October 14, 2020