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Bare promises: An experiment

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  • Charness, Gary
  • Dufwenberg, Martin

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Is truth-value of a statement what lying aversion is all about? We propose an experimental test and find only limited support. In this context with 'bare promises', we also test for guilt aversion and again find only limited support.

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  • Charness, Gary & Dufwenberg, Martin, 2010. "Bare promises: An experiment," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 107(2), pages 281-283, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:107:y:2010:i:2:p:281-283
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