Context-dependent cheating: Experimental evidence from 16 countries

David Pascual-Ezama*, Toke R. Fosgaard, Juan Camilo Cardenas, Praveen Kujal, Robert Veszteg, Beatriz Gil-Gómez de Liaño, Brian Gunia, Doris Weichselbaumer, Katharina Hilken, Armenak Antinyan, Joyce Delnoij, Antonios Proestakis, Michael D. Tira, Yulius Pratomo, Tarek Jaber-López, Pablo Brañas-Garza

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研究成果: Article査読

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Policy makers use several international indices that characterize countries according to the quality of their institutions. However, no effort has been made to study how the honesty of citizens varies across countries. This paper explores the honesty among citizens across 16 countries with 1440 participants. We employ a very simple task where participants face a trade-off between the joy of eating a fine chocolate and the disutility of having a threatened self-concept because of lying. Despite the incentives to cheat, we find that individuals are mostly honest. Further, international indices that are indicative of institutional honesty are completely uncorrelated with citizens' honesty for our sample countries.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)379-386
ページ数8
ジャーナルJournal of Economic Behavior and Organization
116
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2015 8月 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 経済学、計量経済学
  • 組織的行動および人的資源管理

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