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Asian-Pacific ESA Conference, Taipei, 16-18 February, 2017
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The 3rd International Academic Conference on Social Sciences and Management. 24-26 May, 2017. Bangkok
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Steffen Altmann, Armin Falk, Matthias Wibral. Promotions and Incentives: The Case of Multistage Elimination Tournaments

Promotions play an important role for the provision of incentives in firms. We analyze incentives in multistage elimination tournaments with controlled laboratory experiments. In our two main treatments, we compare a two-stage tournament to a one-stage tournament. Subjects in the two-stage treatment provide excess effort in the first stage, both with respect to Nash predictions and compared to the strategically equivalent one-stage tournament. Additional control treatments confirm that excess effort in early stages is a robust finding and suggest that above-equilibrium effort might be driven by li ...

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Dan Ariely

Israeli American professor of psychology and behavioral economics. He teaches at Duke University and is the founder of The Center for Advanced Hindsight and also the co-founder of BEworks. Ariely'...

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Eva Ranehill, Frédéric Schneider, Roberto A. Weber. Growing Groups, Cooperation, and the Rate of Entry

We study the stability of voluntary cooperation in response to varying group growth rates. Using a laboratory public-good game, we construct a situation where increasing group size yields potential ...

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Manfred Spitzer, Urs Fischbacher, Baerbel Herrnberger, Georg Groen, Ernst Fehr. The Neural Signature of Social Norm Compliance

All known human societies establish social order by punishing violators of social norms. However, little is known about how the brain processes the punishment threat associated with norm violations. W...

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Mara Ewers, Florian Zimmermann. Image and Misreporting.

In this paper we ask if reports of private information about skills, abilities or achievements are affected by image concerns. We develop a simple model that illustrates how image utility can lead t...

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Armin Falk, Stephan Meier, and Christian Zehnder. Do Lab Experiments Misrepresent Social Preferences? The case of self-selected student samples.

Social preference research has received considerable attention among economists in recent years. However, the empirical foundation of social preferences is largely based on laboratory experiments with...

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Hannah Schildberg-Horisch. Instructions to "Is the veil of ignorance only a concept about risk? An experiment.

The instructions were originally in German. Below we present the translated instructions of the veil of ignorance treatment. The instructions of the dictator game and the risk treatment are structured...

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Ryan McKay, Charles Efferson, Harvey Whitehouse, Ernst Fehr. Wrath of God: religious primes and punishment

Religion carries formidable epistemic, metabolic and material costs [1–3]. Religious believers must maintain and compartmentalize beliefs that are extravagantly at variance with intuitive conception...

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