Link to the University of Pittsburgh Homepage
Link to the University Library System Homepage Link to the Contact Us Form

No Bulls: Experimental evidence on the impact of veterinarian ratings in Pakistan

Hasanain, Ali and Khan, Muhammad Yasir and Rezaee, Arman (2022) No Bulls: Experimental evidence on the impact of veterinarian ratings in Pakistan. Working Paper. UNSPECIFIED. (Submitted)

Download (842kB) | Preview


We implement a platform to crowdsource information about service provision quality and prices charged and reveal this information to consumers in a market - artificial insemination of livestock in Punjab, Pakistan - where individual signals of quality are noisy. We measure the impact of this information revelation using a randomized controlled trial. Farmers receiving information enjoy 25% higher insemination success and no higher prices than controls. These effects are due to existing veterinarians increasing effort, rather than farmers switching to possibly higher-quality providers. These results illustrate the viability of information clearinghouses successfully aggregating information in low-capacity markets. They also suggest the importance of doing so by implying large welfare benefits from our low-cost information intervention.


Social Networking:
Share |


Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Status: Submitted
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Hasanain, Ali
Khan, Muhammad Yasiryasir.khan@berkeley.edumyk17
Rezaee, Arman
Monograph Type: Working Paper
Date: 28 April 2022
Date Type: Submission
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Economics > Economics Working Papers
Refereed: No
Date Deposited: 06 May 2022 18:31
Last Modified: 06 May 2022 18:31


Monthly Views for the past 3 years

Plum Analytics

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item