On lab rats

Pablo Guillén, Robert Ferenc Veszteg

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    Abstract

    Experimental subjects usually self-select to the laboratory and this may introduce a bias to the conclusions derived from observing their behavior. We analyze data stored by a subject-pool management program at an experimental laboratory and speculate about the effect of individual decisions on returning. Specifically, we test whether experience and earnings in previous sessions together with demographic variables explain the decision to return to the laboratory. We find that males and (in monetary terms) well-performing subjects are more likely to participate in experiments again.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)714-720
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of Socio-Economics
    Volume41
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct

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    Keywords

    • Demographic characteristics
    • Experiments
    • Subject pool

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    • Economics and Econometrics

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    On lab rats. / Guillén, Pablo; Veszteg, Robert Ferenc.

    In: Journal of Socio-Economics, Vol. 41, No. 5, 10.2012, p. 714-720.

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    Guillén, Pablo ; Veszteg, Robert Ferenc. / On lab rats. In: Journal of Socio-Economics. 2012 ; Vol. 41, No. 5. pp. 714-720.
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