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Comportements (non) éthiques et stratégies morales

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  • Marie Claire Villeval

    (GATE Lyon Saint-Étienne - Groupe d'Analyse et de Théorie Economique Lyon - Saint-Etienne - ENS de Lyon - École normale supérieure de Lyon - UL2 - Université Lumière - Lyon 2 - UCBL - Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 - Université de Lyon - UJM - Université Jean Monnet - Saint-Étienne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

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Gary Becker?s theory of crime has been undermined by an accumulation of experimental evidence that has highlighted the intrinsic lying aversion of economic agents and the importance of their beliefs on the perception of their moral conduct by others. Seeking to preserve their reputation and image when their actions generate negative externalities, individuals develop a variety of strategies to motivate their beliefs and increase uncertainty, generating motivated cognitive limitations. We illustrate these strategies through a set of recent research that testifies to the emergence of an alternative behavioral theory of moral choices. Classification JEL : C9, D91, K42.
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  • Marie Claire Villeval, 2019. "Comportements (non) éthiques et stratégies morales," Post-Print halshs-02445185, HAL.
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