Moving from the lab to the field: Exploring scrutiny and duration effects in lab experiments
The most important issue facing experimental economists is the generalizability of lab results. This letter examines more than 1200 doctor/patient consultations, in which scrutiny and duration of treatment were varied. We show that scrutiny has an important but short-lived effect.
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