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Group Decision Making in a Corruption Experiment: China and Germany Compared

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  • Frank Björn
  • Li Sha
  • Bühren Christoph

    (University of Kassel, IVWL, Nora-Platiel-Straße 4, 34127 Kassel, Germany)

  • Qin Haiying

    (Nankai University, 94 Weijin Road, Tianjin, China 300071)

Abstract

Much hope is put into the ‘‘four eyes principle’’ as an anti corruption device in many countries. However, as recent cases have shown, entire groups of decision makers can be corrupt as well. This paper reports on an experimental investigation of individual versus group decision making in a corruption experiment.

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  • Frank Björn & Li Sha & Bühren Christoph & Qin Haiying, 2015. "Group Decision Making in a Corruption Experiment: China and Germany Compared," Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik), De Gruyter, vol. 235(2), pages 207-227, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:jns:jbstat:v:235:y:2015:i:2:p:207-227
    DOI: 10.1515/jbnst-2015-0207
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