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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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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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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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Violence, trust, and trustworthiness: evidence from a Nairobi slum

Leonardo Becchetti, Pierluigi Conzo and Alessandro Romeo.

in Oxford Economic Papers

January 2014; p ublished online April 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Design of Experiments; Economic Sociology; Economic Development. 8560 words.

We test with a field experiment in a Nairobi slum whether violence suffered during the 2007 political outbreaks affects trustworthiness when interethnicity becomes salient and participants...

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