Asymmetric default bias in dishonesty – how defaults work but only when in one’s favor

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Based on a dice rolling task where participants can cheat on the outcome, this paper asks if default answers change dishonesty? The paper finds that various default answers have asymmetric effects. Compared to not having a default answer at all, providing a low default answer, or adding the expected mean as the default
answer when participants report the outcome of the task do not affect behavior. Adding a high default answer, however, significantly increases the reported outcome.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
PublisherDepartment of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2013
SeriesIFRO Working Paper

ID: 46953282