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Nov 7, 2016
Trautmann, Stefan T.; Van de Kuilen, Gijs, 2015, "Reserve Price and Competing Bids: Reference Points for Product Evaluations in Online Auctions? [Dataset]",, heiDATA, V2, UNF:5:MSE9ibP7OksrRPc4OYvEGw==
With an increasing number of products sold in online auctions, the effect of reference points on consumers’ product valuations has received much attention in the literature. Two potentially relevant factors affecting bidders’ preferences are the sellers’ reserve price and the com...
Nov 7, 2016
Waichman, Israel; Siang, Ch'ng Kean; Requate, Till; Shafran, Aric P.; Camacho-Cuena, Eva; Iida, Yoshio; Shahrabani, Shosh, 2015, "Reciprocity in Labor Market Relationships: Evidence from an Experiment Across High-Income OECD Countries [Dataset]",, heiDATA, V2
We study reciprocity in the labor market context. To this end, we conducted a bilateral gift exchange experiment comparing behavior of subjects from five high-income OECD countries, among them two liberal market economies (USA and Israel), two coordinated market economies (German...
Sep 11, 2015
Trautmann, Stefan T.; Kocher, Martin; Pahlke, Julius, 2015, "An Experimental Study of Precautionary Bidding [Dataset]",, heiDATA, V2, UNF:5:RnlzAG0nN9/oXQdIQt8fdA==
Auctions often involve goods exhibiting a common-knowledge ex-post risk. In such auctions, precautionary bidding predicts that under expected utility, DARA bidders reduce their bids by more than the appropriate risk premium. Because the degree of riskiness of an auctioned good an...
Aug 31, 2015
Oechssler, Jörg; Roomets, Alex, 2015, "A Test of Mechanical Ambiguity [Dataset]",, heiDATA, V1, UNF:5:0TQJ35gJjj9nUWl9FiZstA==
We implement an experiment to elicit subjects’ ambiguity attitudes in the spirit of Ellsberg's three-color urn. The procedure includes three design elements that (together) have not been featured in similar experiments: Strict ambiguity preferences, a single decision, and a mecha...
Apr 16, 2015
Günther, Christina; Arslan Ekinci, Neslihan; Schwieren, Christiane; Strobel, Martin, 2015, "Women can´t jump?—An experiment on competitive attitudes and stereotype threat [Dataset]",, heiDATA, V2, UNF:5:MFh9Pa5Rh/urnBELIzJ4uA==
Gneezy et al. (2003) offer a partial explanation for the wage gap between men and women. In an experiment they found that women react less to competitive incentives. The task they used in their experiment can however be considered a male task. We replicate the experiment and exte...
Apr 14, 2015
Schwieren, Christiane, 2015, "The gender wage gap in experimental labor markets [Dataset]",, heiDATA, V1, UNF:5:Fzye6N1Ba0IVMHWhncp+7g==
We analyze the gender wage gap in experimental markets. Women receive but do not request significantly lower wages than men. This hurts firms, as women react with low effort. Additionally, women tend to react differently than men to wage levels.
Apr 13, 2015
Waichman, Israel; Requate, Till; Siang, Ch’ng Kean, 2015, "Communication in Cournot competition: An experimental study [Dataset]",, heiDATA, V2
This study investigates the impact of communication on outcomes in Cournot duopoly and triopoly experiments. Communication is implemented by two different devices, a ‘standardized-communication’ and a ‘free-communication’ device. Using both students and managers as subjects, we f...
Mar 4, 2015
Trautmann, Stefan T.; Van de Kuilen, Gijs, 2015, "Prospect theory or construal level theory? Diminishing sensitivity vs. psychological distance in risky decisions [Dataset]",, heiDATA, V2
Attitudes toward risks are central to organizational decisions. These attitudes are commonly modeled by prospect theory. Construal level theory has been proposed as an alternative theory of risky choice, accounting for psychological distance deriving from temporal, spatial and so...
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