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Malleability of preferences for honesty

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Reporting private information is a key part of economic decision making. A recent literature has found that many people have a preference for honest reporting, contrary to usual economic assumptions. In this paper, we investigate whether preferences for honesty are malleable and what determines them. We experimentally measure preferences for honesty in a sample of children. As our main result, we provide causal evidence on the effect of the social environment by randomly enrolling children...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/ej/ueae044

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-0789-177X
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Name:
Economic and Social Research Council
Grant:
ES/K001558/1
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
Economic Journal More from this journal
Article number:
ueae044
Publication date:
2024-05-22
Acceptance date:
2024-05-01
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EISSN:
1468-0297
ISSN:
0013-0133
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1187102
Local pid:
pubs:1187102
Deposit date:
2024-05-28

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