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The Advantage of Resource Queues over Spot Resource Markets: Decision Coordination in Experiments under Resource Uncertainty

Miguel A. Fonseca, Alexander Pfaff and Daniel Osgood.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

October 2012; p ublished online October 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Design of Experiments; Microeconomics. 10718 words.

Farmers have to make key decisions, such as which crops to plant or whether to prepare the soil, before knowing how much water they will get. They face losses if they make costly decisions...

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Agricultural Decisions after Relaxing Credit and Risk Constraints

Dean Karlan, Robert Osei, Isaac Osei-Akoto and Christopher Udry.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

May 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Design of Experiments; Production and Organizations; Agricultural Economics; Intertemporal Choice and Growth; Insurance. 19024 words.

The investment decisions of small-scale farmers in developing countries are conditioned by their financial environment. Binding credit market constraints and incomplete insurance can limit...

Ambiguity in Asset Markets: Theory and Experiment

Peter Bossaerts, Paolo Ghirardato, Serena Guarnaschelli and William R. Zame.

in The Review of Financial Studies

April 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics; Design of Experiments; Financial Markets. 14064 words.

This paper studies the impact of ambiguity and ambiguity aversion on equilibrium asset prices and portfolio holdings in competitive financial markets. It argues that attitudes toward...

Are Consumers in Developing Countries Willing to Pay More for Micronutrient-Dense Biofortified Foods? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Uganda

Shyamal Chowdhury, J. V. Meenakshi, Keith I. Tomlins and Constance Owori.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables; Design of Experiments; Agricultural Economics. 8597 words.

Vitamin A deficiency is a major health problem in Africa and in many other developing countries. Biofortified staple crops that are high in pro-vitamin A have the potential to reduce the...

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Are Results from Non-hypothetical Choice-based Conjoint Analyses and Non-hypothetical Recoded-ranking Conjoint Analyses Similar?

Faical Akaichi, Rodolfo M. Nayga and José M. Gil.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

July 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General; Design of Experiments. 8336 words.

Conflicting findings have been found in previous research that compared choice-based conjoint analysis and ranking conjoint analysis in a public good setting. The present paper revisits...

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Attention Variation and Welfare: Theory and Evidence from a Tax Salience Experiment

Dmitry Taubinsky and Alex Rees-Jones.

in The Review of Economic Studies

October 2018; p ublished online November 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Design of Experiments; Microeconomics; Public Economics. 19452 words.

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This article shows that accounting for variation in mistakes can be crucial for welfare analysis. Focusing on consumer under-reaction to...

Backscratching in Hierarchical Organizations

Valeria Maggian, Natalia Montinari and Antonio Nicol�.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

May 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Design of Experiments; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs. 11695 words.

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We experimentally investigate the role of reciprocity in sustaining the emergence of implicit collusive agreements in hierarchical organizations. We...

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...

Bargaining and Reputation: An Experiment on Bargaining in the Presence of Behavioural Types

Matthew Embrey, Guillaume R. Fréchette and Steven F. Lehrer.

in The Review of Economic Studies

April 2015; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Game Theory and Bargaining Theory; Design of Experiments; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy. 12742 words.

We conduct a series of laboratory experiments to understand what role commitment and reputation play in bargaining. The experiments implement the Abreu and Gul (2000) bargaining model that...

Behavior in a Spatially Explicit Groundwater Resource: Evidence from the Lab

Jordan F. Suter, Joshua M. Duke, Kent D. Messer and Holly A. Michael.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

October 2012; p ublished online August 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Design of Experiments; Mathematical Methods; Programming Methods; Mathematical and Simulation Modelling; Renewable Resources and Conservation. 11444 words.

This research uses laboratory experiments to examine how hydrogeologic properties of groundwater models influence decision making. The results reveal that pumping rates are highest when the...

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Behavioural and experimental economics: are they really transforming economics?

Ana C. Santos.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

July 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Design of Experiments; Economic Methodology. 12876 words.

Behavioural and experimental economics are part of an increasingly pluralistic mainstream economics, sharing with other recently established research programmes the revision of fundamental...

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The Binarized Scoring Rule

Tanjim Hossain and Ryo Okui.

in The Review of Economic Studies

July 2013; p ublished online February 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Design of Experiments. 9633 words.

We introduce a simple method for constructing a scoring rule to elicit an agent's belief about a random variable that is incentive compatible irrespective of her risk-preference. The agent...

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Blind Fines in Cooperatives

Enrique Fatas, Francisca Jimenez-Jimenez and Antonio J. Morales.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

December 2010; p ublished online December 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Publicly Provided Goods; Design of Experiments; Agricultural Economics. 9130 words.

In this paper we focus on inefficient product quality arising from a free-riding problem in agricultural cooperatives. Individual incentives are not aligned with group gains in cooperatives...

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Bubbling with Excitement: An Experiment

Eduardo B. Andrade, Terrance Odean and Shengle Lin.

in Review of Finance

March 2016; p ublished online May 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics; Design of Experiments. 7962 words.

Anecdotal and indirect empirical evidence suggest that excitement and market bubbles are intertwined, such that excitement not only arises during bubbles but may also help fuel them. We...

Business Training in Tanzania: From Research-driven Experiment to Local Implementation

Lars Ivar Oppedal Berge, Kjetil Bjorvatn, Kartika Sari Juniwaty and Bertil Tungodden.

in Journal of African Economies

November 2012; p ublished online August 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Data Collection and Date Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs; Education and Research Institutions; Microeconomics; Design of Experiments. 6523 words.

Field experiments documenting positive treatment effects have a strong policy message: scale up! However, such experiments are typically implemented under close supervision of the research...

Can a Repeated Opt-Out Reminder mitigate hypothetical bias in discrete choice experiments? An application to consumer valuation of novel food products

Mohammed H Alemu and Søren B Olsen.

in European Review of Agricultural Economics

December 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Design of Experiments; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Agricultural Economics. 15512 words.

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In this paper, we test whether a Repeated Opt-Out Reminder (ROOR) can mitigate hypothetical bias in stated discrete choice experiments (DCE). The data...

Can You Help Someone Become Financially Capable? A Meta-Analysis of the Literature

Margaret Miller, Julia Reichelstein, Christian Salas and Bilal Zia.

in The World Bank Research Observer

August 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Design of Experiments; Microeconomics; Economic Development. 10473 words.

This paper presents a systematic and comprehensive meta-analysis of the literature on financial education interventions that focuses on financial education studies designed to strengthen...

Cash or Condition? Evidence from a Cash Transfer Experiment

Sarah Baird, Craig McIntosh and Berk Özler.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

November 2011; p ublished online October 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Demographic Economics; Design of Experiments; Education and Research Institutions. 15424 words.

This article assesses the role of conditionality in cash transfer programs using a unique experiment targeted at adolescent girls in Malawi. The program featured two distinct interventions:...

The Causal Effects of Competition on Innovation: Experimental Evidence

Philippe Aghion, Stefan Bechtold, Lea Cassar and Holger Herz.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

May 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Design of Experiments; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Technological Change; Research and Development. 12778 words.

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We design two laboratory experiments to analyze the causal effects of competition on step-by-step innovation. Innovations result from costly R&D...

Cautionary notes on the use of field experiments to address policy issues

Glenn W. Harrison.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2014; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Welfare Economics; Data Collection and Date Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs; Design of Experiments. 5891 words.

Field experiments are popular again in policy circles. There are various types of field experiments, with complementary strengths and weaknesses for different policy questions. There is...