- Essays in experimental economics
- Award date
- 31 January 2013
- Number of pages
- Document type
- PhD thesis
- Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB)
- Amsterdam School of Economics Research Institute (ASE-RI)
Experimental Economics uses experimental methods to study economic behavior. Economic experiments allow for causal relationships between two or more variables to be established in settings where this cannot be achieved with naturally-occurring data. This dissertation applies experimental methods to four economic questions. Chapter 2 examines whether nonrenewable resource markets are more likely to be in line with economic theory when resource stocks are low. Chapter 3 examines whether a wage increase in the public sector decreases corruption. Chapter 4 examines whether willpower is associated with framing effects in economic decisions. Finally, chapter 5 examines whether workers are influenced by the productivity of coworkers who can observe them.
- Tinbergen Institute research series no. 550
Research conducted at: Universiteit van Amsterdam
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