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#1Nicky Rogge (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)H-Index: 20
Abstract null null This paper measures and compares the sunk-cost bias among autistic adults, and neurotypical controls. Frequent influencing personality traits and task factors affecting the sunk-cost bias such as age, gender, and education level, time spent in the decision task, and the level of sunk cost (e.g., very low, low, moderate, and high), are controlled for in the analysis. Results show that both autistic and neurotypical individuals are subject to the sunk-cost bias, however, with au...
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#1Sam Whitt (High Point University)H-Index: 9
#2Rick K. Wilson (Rice University)H-Index: 57
Last. Vera Mironova (Harvard University)H-Index: 6
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Abstract null null Altruism among humans is common. It is especially prominent among in-group members. However, we are struck by results from laboratory-in-the-field experiments with out-group members of different ethnic or religious backgrounds. In all instances, the groups were rivals in civil wars. While we find almost no altruistic behavior among groups that were engaged in fighting, out-group altruism emerges with the passage of time. To address the underlying mechanism that might explain t...
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#1Kinga BarrafremH-Index: 4
#2Daniel VästfjällH-Index: 46
Last. Gustav TinghögH-Index: 15
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#1Alessandro Bucciol (University of Verona)H-Index: 15
#2Serena Trucchi (Cardiff University)H-Index: 6
Abstract null null Using data from a longitudinal survey representative of the Dutch population, we analyze the relationship between saving and locus of control, and we study the underlying mechanisms. Locus of control measures the extent to which individuals perceive their life outcomes to be determined by their own actions, as opposed to external factors. Those who believe to be in control of future outcomes turn out to save more, both at the extensive (decision to save) and intensive margins ...
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#1Enrique Fatas (UPenn: University of Pennsylvania)H-Index: 1
#2Daniele Nosenzo (AU: Aarhus University)H-Index: 20
Last. Daniel John Zizzo (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 22
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Abstract null null We compare in a laboratory experiment two audit-based tax compliance mechanisms that collect fines from those found non-compliant. The mechanisms differ in the way fines are redistributed to individuals who were either not audited or audited and found to be compliant. The first, as is the case in most extant tax systems, does not discriminate between the un-audited and those found compliant. The second targets the redistribution in favor of those found compliant. We find that ...
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#1Vera Mironova (Harvard University)H-Index: 6
#2Sam Whitt (High Point University)H-Index: 9
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#1Peter Landry (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 2
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#1David Pastoriza (HEC Montréal)H-Index: 6
#2Inés Alegre (University of Navarra)H-Index: 8
Last. Miguel Canela (University of Navarra)H-Index: 3
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Abstract null null This study examines how past performance moderates the effect of the size of the prize on tournament self-selection. We identify two types of trajectories that play simultaneous and unique roles in moderating the influence of prize on an agent’s decision to enter a tournament: within-period trajectory, which reflects an agent’s short-term performance streak in the tournaments recently entered, and across-period trajectory, which reflects an agent’s long-term performance streak...
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Abstract null null Preference reversals between choice and valuation are typically studied with probabilities or with time delays. I extend them to social distances and document their existence in this new domain.
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#1Samreen MalikH-Index: 5
#2Benedikt MihmH-Index: 3
Last. Florian TimmeH-Index: 2
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