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Eliciting the Endowment Effect under Assigned Ownership

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  • Patrick Barranger
  • Rohit Nair
  • Rob Mulla
  • Shane Conner

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In this study we present evidence that endowment effect can be elicited merely by assigned ownership. Using Google Customer Survey, we administered a survey were participants (n=495) were randomly split into 4 groups. Each group was assigned ownership of either legroom or their ability to recline on an airline. Using this experiment setup we were able to generate endowment effect, a 15-20x (at p

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  • Patrick Barranger & Rohit Nair & Rob Mulla & Shane Conner, 2018. "Eliciting the Endowment Effect under Assigned Ownership," Papers 1809.08500, arXiv.org, revised Oct 2018.
  • Handle: RePEc:arx:papers:1809.08500
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    3. Kahneman, Daniel & Knetsch, Jack L & Thaler, Richard H, 1990. "Experimental Tests of the Endowment Effect and the Coase Theorem," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 98(6), pages 1325-1348, December.
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