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Asian-Pacific ESA Conference, Taipei, 16-18 February, 2017
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The 3rd International Academic Conference on Social Sciences and Management. 24-26 May, 2017. Bangkok
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Steffen Altmann, Armin Falk, Matthias Wibral. Promotions and Incentives: The Case of Multistage Elimination Tournaments

Promotions play an important role for the provision of incentives in firms. We analyze incentives in multistage elimination tournaments with controlled laboratory experiments. In our two main treatments, we compare a two-stage tournament to a one-stage tournament. Subjects in the two-stage treatment provide excess effort in the first stage, both with respect to Nash predictions and compared to the strategically equivalent one-stage tournament. Additional control treatments confirm that excess effort in early stages is a robust finding and suggest that above-equilibrium effort might be driven by li ...

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Samuel Bowles

American economist and Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he continues to teach courses on microeconomics and the theory of institutions. His work belongs to the Neo-...

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Ernst Fehr, Antonio Rangel. Neuroeconomic Foundations of Economic Choice — Recent Advances

The brain controls human behavior. Economic choice is no exception. e brain controls human behavior. Economic choice is no exception. Recent studies have shown that experimentally induced variation in...

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Michael Wolf, Dan Wunderli. Bootstrap Joint Prediction Regions

Many statistical applications require the forecast of a random variable of interest over several periods into the future. The sequence of individual forecasts, one period at a time, is called a path...

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Dennis Dittrich, Boris Maciejovsky. Information Dissemination on Asset Markets with Endogenous and Exogenous Information: An Experimental Approach

In this paper we study information revelation on asset markets with endogenous and exogenous information. Our results indicate that superior information can only be exploited in the beginning of tra...

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Hazel Henderson. Development Beyond Economism: Local Paths to Sustainable Development.

The effects of the forces of industrialism and economism, foretold so well by E. F. Schumacher, have led to a revolution of unprecedented scope. Technologies and human activities now bring about m...

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Eva Ranehill, Frédéric Schneider, Roberto A. Weber. Growing Groups, Cooperation, and the Rate of Entry

We study the stability of voluntary cooperation in response to varying group growth rates. Using a laboratory public-good game, we construct a situation where increasing group size yields potential ...

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Manfred Spitzer, Urs Fischbacher, Baerbel Herrnberger, Georg Groen, Ernst Fehr. The Neural Signature of Social Norm Compliance

All known human societies establish social order by punishing violators of social norms. However, little is known about how the brain processes the punishment threat associated with norm violations. W...

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