Externality and framing effects in a bribery experiment
AbstractUsing a simple one-shot bribery game, we find evience of a negative externality effect and a framing effect.� When the losses suffered by a third parties due to a bribe being offered and accepted are increased bribes are less likely to be offered and accepted.� And when the game is presented as a bribery scenario instead of in abstract terms bribes are less likely to be offered and accepted.� We discuss two possible reasons as to why our experiment leads to the identification of these effects while previous experiments did not.
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Corruption; Economic Experiment; Social Preferences;
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- Abigail Barr & Danila Serra, 2007. "Externality and framing effects in a bribery experiment," CSAE Working Paper Series 2007-16, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford.
- D73 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Bureaucracy; Administrative Processes in Public Organizations; Corruption
- C91 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Individual Behavior
- Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Social and Economic Stratification
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