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What Motives Should Guide Referees? On the Design of Mechanisms to Elict Options


  • Glazer, J.
  • Rubinstein, A.


The fate of a paper has to be determined. It can be either accepted or rejected. Each member from among group of referees has an opinion regarding the acceptability of the paper. The desirable outcome, is the view held by the majority of referees . Howver, any referee, if asked to make a recommendation, may not provide a sincere one. This paper is concerned with the design of mechanisms for decision making based on elicited opinions.

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  • Glazer, J. & Rubinstein, A., 1996. "What Motives Should Guide Referees? On the Design of Mechanisms to Elict Options," Papers 3-96, Tel Aviv - the Sackler Institute of Economic Studies.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:teavsa:3-96

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    Cited by:

    1. Alberto Chong, 2001. "On the lags between submission and acceptance: are all referees created equal?," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 8(6), pages 423-425.

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    JEL classification:

    • D80 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - General
    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty


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