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On The Efficiency Of Ac/Dc: Bon Scott Versus Brian Johnson

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We use tools from experimental economics to address the age‐old debate regarding who was a better singer in the band AC/DC. Our results suggest that (using wealth maximization as a measure of “better”) listening to Brian Johnson (relative to listening to Bon Scott) resulted in “better” outcomes in an ultimatum game. These results may have important implications for settling drunken music debates and environmental design issues in organizations. (JEL C7, C9, D6, Z1)

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  • Robert J. Oxoby, 2009. "On The Efficiency Of Ac/Dc: Bon Scott Versus Brian Johnson," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 47(3), pages 598-602, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:ecinqu:v:47:y:2009:i:3:p:598-602
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1465-7295.2008.00138.x
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    • C91 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Individual Behavior

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