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Belief Formation and Belief Updating under Ambiguity: Evidence from Experiments
Decisions under ambiguity depend on both the belief regarding possible scenarios and the attitude towards ambiguity. This paper exclusively focuses on beliefs, measured independent from attitudes. We use laboratory experiments ...
The Economic Consequences of Algorithmic Discrimination: Theory and Empirical Evidence
Using a novel theoretical framework and data from a comprehensive field study we conducted over a period of three years, we outline the causal effects of algorithmic discrimination on economic efficiency and social welfare ...
Motivated Beliefs and the Elderly's Compliance with COVID-19 Measures
Although the elderly are more vulnerable to COVID-19, the empirical evidence suggests that they do not behave more cautiously in the pandemic than younger individuals. This theoretical model argues that some individuals ...
We base our analyses on a rich data set that we collected in an incenitivzed field study over a period of three years between 2016 and 2019. Specifically, at the beginning of each semester, we invited first-semester economics ...
By means of three treatments, we identify the causal effect of differences in monetary incentives on the production of social goods allowing for self-selection. The main structure of the experiment is as follows: After ...
FLEX – the Frankfurt Laboratory for Experimental Economic Research is a research center at the Faculty of Economics and Business at Goethe University in Frankfurt.
Incentives, self-selection, and coordination of motivated agents for the production of social goods
We study, theoretically and empirically, the effects of incentives on the self-selection and coordination of motivated agents to produce a social good. Agents join teams where they allocate effort to either generate ...