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Jun 17, 2019
Becker, Christoph; Kirchmaier, Isadora; Trautmann, Stefan, 2019, "Marriage, Parenthood and Social Network: Subjective Well-Being and Mental Health in Old Age [Dataset]", https://doi.org/10.11588/data/RNHJTE, heiDATA, V1, UNF:6:be//4yqdSt2F+1XKYGQOmA== [fileUNF]
Parenthood, marital status and social networks have been shown to relate to the well-being and mental health of older people. Using a large sample of respondents aged 50 and older from 16 European countries, we identify the associations of well-being and mental health with family...
May 27, 2019
Trautmann, Stefan T.; Kuilen, Gijs van de, 2014, "Belief Elicitation: A Horse Race among Truth Serums [Dataset]", https://doi.org/10.11588/data/10004, heiDATA, V3, UNF:5:rdLqOxsqtpO3QKanCTJFPw== [fileUNF]
We pit non-incentivized introspection against five revealed preference mechanisms (“truth serums”) in the elicitation of beliefs in a simple two-player game. We measure the additivity, the predictive power for own behaviour, and the accuracy of each method. Beliefs from incentivi...
Mar 18, 2019
Schmidt, Robert, 2019, "Social Norm Perception in Economic Laboratory Experiments: Inexperienced versus Experienced Participants [Dataset]", https://doi.org/10.11588/data/SS8CBF, heiDATA, V1, UNF:6:U1LI9PiySgsCh7gFvvaT9w== [fileUNF]
We study whether social norm perception in economic laboratory experiments differs between inexperienced and experienced participants. We find substantial differences between the two groups both regarding injunctive and descriptive social norms in the context of participation in...
Jan 29, 2019
Trautmann, Stefan T., 2019, "Distance from a Distance: The Robustness of Psychological Distance Effects [Dataset]", https://doi.org/10.11588/data/0HJW2A, heiDATA, V1, UNF:6:Rk3oq4gQ95R1nr48tgqV+Q== [fileUNF]
Psychological distance effects have attracted the attention of behavioral economists in the context of descriptive modeling and behavioral policy. Indeed, psychological distance effects have been shown for an increasing number of domains and applications relevant to economic deci...
Jan 15, 2019
Dengler, Sebastian; Gerlagh, Reyer; Trautmann, Stefan T.; van de Kuilen, Gijs, 2019, "Climate policy commitment devices [Dataset]", https://doi.org/10.11588/data/R8HGIB, heiDATA, V1, UNF:6:G5JiC8JlmlC3TYlJ68qogw== [fileUNF]
We develop a dynamic resource extraction game that mimics the global multi-generation planning problem for climate change and fossil fuel extraction. We implement the game under different conditions in the laboratory. Compared to a baseline condition, we find that policy interven...
Dec 11, 2018
Dürsch, Peter; Oechssler, Jörg; Vadovic, Radovan, 2014, "Sick Pay Provision in Experimental Labor Markets [Dataset]", https://doi.org/10.11588/data/10010, heiDATA, V2, UNF:6:gwZx9SQucrST4uvXCxHw0w== [fileUNF]
Sick pay is a common provision in most labor contracts. This paper employs an experimental gift exchange environment to explore two related questions using both managers and undergraduates as subjects. First, do workers reciprocate generous sick pay with higher effort? Second, do...
Nov 2, 2018
Oechssler, Jörg; Roider, Andreas; Schmitz, Patrick W., 2018, "Cognitive Abilities and Behavioral Biases [Dataset]", https://doi.org/10.11588/data/FC6TFM, heiDATA, V1, UNF:6:Ur0lg1+9V8E/LgM9GE822w== [fileUNF]
We use a simple, three-item test for cognitive abilities to investigate whether established behavioral biases that play a prominent role in behavioral economics and finance are related to cognitive abilities.We find that higher test scores on the cognitive reflection test of Fred...
Nov 2, 2018
Oechssler, Jörg; Roider, Andreas; Schmitz, Patrick W., 2018, "Cooling Off in Negotiations: Does it Work? [Dataset]", https://doi.org/10.11588/data/GPYRWB, heiDATA, V1, UNF:6:Cbv7eaNL5WmdjsNqlQQScQ== [fileUNF]
Negotiations frequently end in conflict after one party rejects a final offer. In a large-scale Internet experiment, we investigate whether a 24-hour cooling-off period leads to fewer rejections in ultimatum bargaining. We conduct a standard cash treatment and a lottery treatment...
Jun 28, 2018
Schwieren, Christiane; Ceccato, Smarandita; Kettner, Sara E.; Kudielka, Brigitte; Voss, Andreas, 2018, "Social Preferences under Chronic Stress [Dataset]", https://doi.org/10.11588/data/F68JZT, heiDATA, V1
Even though chronic stress is a pervasive problem in contemporary societies and is known to potentially precede both adverse psychological as well as physiological conditions, its effects on decision making have not been systematically investigated. In this paper, we focus on the...
Jun 17, 2018
Xu, Yilong; Xu, Xiaogeng; Tucker, Steven, 2018, "Ambiguity Attitudes in the Loss Domain: Decisions for Self versus Others [Dataset]", https://doi.org/10.11588/data/MHUGKP, heiDATA, V1, UNF:6:SxDjm/HSLtSILr2x39sg5g== [fileUNF]
We study whether people’s ambiguity attitudes differ when deciding for themselves or for others in the loss domain. We find no differences in ambiguity attitudes between self- and other-regarding decision-making. Our results are consistent with the loss part of the fourfold patte...
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