Asymmetrically Dominated Alternatives and Random Incentive Mechanisms
AbstractThis note presents an experimental study of the random lottery incentive mechanism. In the baseline treatment we observe risk behavior in a given choice problem. We show that by integrating a second, asymmetrically dominated choice problem in a random incentive mechanism risk behavior can be manipulated systematically. This implies that the isolation hypothesis is violated the random incentive mechanism does not elicit true preferences
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Kiel Institute for the World Economy in its series Kiel Working Papers with number 1646.
Length: 5 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2010
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Random incentive mechanism; isolation; asymmetrically dominated alternatives;
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