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Bad Boys: How Criminal Identity Salience Affects Rule Violation

Alain Cohn, Michel André Maréchal and Thomas Noll.

in The Review of Economic Studies

October 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Design of Experiments; Criminal Law; Economic Sociology. 9697 words.

We conducted an experiment with 182 inmates from a maximum security prison to analyze the impact of criminal identity salience on cheating. The results show that inmates cheat more when we...

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Combining Top-Down and Bottom-Up Accountability: Evidence from a Bribery Experiment

Danila Serra.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

August 2012; p ublished online June 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Design of Experiments; Economic Sociology; Analysis of Collective Decision-making. 7512 words.

Monitoring corruption typically relies on top-down interventions acting on the probability of external controls or the severity of punishment. An alternative approach to fighting corruption...

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DO NPEs MATTER? NON-PRACTICING ENTITIES AND PATENT LITIGATION OUTCOMES

Michael J. Mazzeo, Jonathan H. Ashtor and Samantha Zyontz.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

December 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Economic Sociology; Law and Economics; Econometrics and Mathematical Economics. 8496 words.

It is widely argued that so-called “patent trolls” are corrupting the U.S. patent system and endangering technology innovation and commercialization at large. For example, a recent White...

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Does it Pay to Invest in Art? A Selection-Corrected Returns Perspective

Arthur Korteweg, Roman Kräussl and Patrick Verwijmeren.

in The Review of Financial Studies

April 2016; p ublished online October 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General; Econometric Modelling; Market Structure and Pricing; Economics; Economic Sociology. 13949 words.

This paper shows the importance of correcting for sample selection when investing in illiquid assets that trade endogenously. Using a sample of 32,928 paintings that sold repeatedly between...

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Does social capital matter? Evidence from a five-country group lending experiment

Alessandra Cassar and Bruce Wydick.

in Oxford Economic Papers

October 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Design of Experiments; Economic Sociology; Economic Development. 9971 words.

Does social capital matter to economic decision-making? We address this broad question through an artefactual group lending experiment carried out in five countries: India, Kenya,...

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Economics as social engineering? Questioning the performativity thesis

Ana C. Santos and João Rodrigues.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

September 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Design of Experiments; Economic Sociology. 8989 words.

The social engineering ambitions of economics have never been so high. Economists are increasingly invited to construct markets from scratch or to design mechanisms that mimic the market....

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Emoting with their feet: Bohemian attraction to creative milieu

Timothy R. Wojan, Dayton M. Lambert and David A. McGranahan.

in Journal of Economic Geography

November 2007; p ublished online July 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables; Economic Sociology; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Economic Development. 11244 words.

Creative class theory posits that creative people are attracted to places most conducive to creative activity. The association of the share of employment in the arts with various indicators...

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Endogenous Group Formation via Unproductive Costs

Jason A. Aimone, Laurence R. Iannaccone, Michael D. Makowsky and Jared Rubin.

in The Review of Economic Studies

October 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Publicly Provided Goods; Design of Experiments; Economic Sociology; Analysis of Collective Decision-making. 9771 words.

Sacrifice is widely believed to enhance cooperation in churches, communes, gangs, clans, military units, and many other groups. We find that sacrifice can also work in the lab, apart from...

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History, Expectations, and Leadership in the Evolution of Social Norms

Daron Acemoglu and Matthew O. Jackson.

in The Review of Economic Studies

April 2015; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Game Theory and Bargaining Theory; Capitalist Systems; Economic Sociology; Analysis of Collective Decision-making. 19052 words.

We study the evolution of a social norm of “cooperation” in a dynamic environment. Each agent lives for two periods and interacts with agents from the previous and next generations via a...

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Juvenile Delinquency and Conformism

Eleonora Patacchini and Yves Zenou.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

April 2012; p ublished online December 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Economic Sociology; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Single Equation Models; Single Variables. 11553 words.

This article studies whether conformism behavior affects individual outcomes in crime. We present a social network model of peer effects with ex ante heterogeneous agents and show how...

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