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An experimental study of blind proficiency tests in forensic science


  • Everard Cowan


  • Roger Koppl



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  • Everard Cowan & Roger Koppl, 2011. "An experimental study of blind proficiency tests in forensic science," The Review of Austrian Economics, Springer;Society for the Development of Austrian Economics, vol. 24(3), pages 251-271, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:revaec:v:24:y:2011:i:3:p:251-271
    DOI: 10.1007/s11138-010-0130-4

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    1. Roger Koppl, 2005. "How to Improve Forensic Science," European Journal of Law and Economics, Springer, vol. 20(3), pages 255-286, November.
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    6. Roger Koppl, 2005. "Epistemic Systems," Game Theory and Information 0510001, EconWPA.
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    14. Roger Koppl, 2005. "Diversity and Forensics: Diversity in Hiring is Not Enough," Labor and Demography 0510003, EconWPA.
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    16. Michael Spence, 1973. "Job Market Signaling," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 87(3), pages 355-374.
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    Forensic science; Experimental economics; Proficiency test; Blind proficiency test; Epistemics; Experts; D02; D03; D73; C92; K14;

    JEL classification:

    • D02 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Institutions: Design, Formation, Operations, and Impact
    • D03 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Behavioral Microeconomics: Underlying Principles
    • D73 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Bureaucracy; Administrative Processes in Public Organizations; Corruption
    • C92 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Group Behavior
    • K14 - Law and Economics - - Basic Areas of Law - - - Criminal Law


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