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The strategy method lowers measured trustworthy behavior

  • Casari, Marco
  • Cason, Timothy N.

In a trust game experiment, we elicited choices using either the so-called game or strategy method. While the two methods yield similar rates of trust, the strategy method reveals a significantly lower rate of trustworthiness.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 103 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3 (June)
Pages: 157-159

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