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Three Essays in Behavioral and Experimental Economics

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dc.contributor.advisor Houser, Daniel E. Chen, Jingnan
dc.creator Chen, Jingnan en_US 2014-09-18T01:53:14Z 2014-09-18T01:53:14Z 2014-05 en_US
dc.description.abstract Deception is part of many important economic interactions, for example, insurance claims, job interviews, labor negotiations, regulatory hearing, and tax compliance. In those settings, people may increase their expected material gain by providing information that they believe to be false, a behavior predicted by standard economic theory. Yet, life experience as well as recent academic literatures shows that sometimes people do tell the truth at a cost to self. This stands in contrast to standard economic theory. To better understand these behaviors, my current dissertation focuses on deception and commitment within the context of free-style communication, surveys the non-human primates literature, and contributes to our understanding of deception, promises, and justice judgments.
dc.format.extent 130 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Copyright 2014 Jingnan Chen en_US
dc.subject Economics en_US
dc.subject Deception en_US
dc.subject Laboratory Experiments en_US
dc.subject Multi-trust game en_US
dc.subject Non-human Primates en_US
dc.title Three Essays in Behavioral and Experimental Economics en_US
dc.type Dissertation en Doctoral en Economics en George Mason University en

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