Bare promises: An experiment

Gary Charness, Martin Dufwenberg

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Abstract

Is truth-value of a statement what lying aversion is all about? We propose an experimental test and find only limited support. In this context with 'bare promises', we also test for guilt aversion and again find only limited support.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)281-283
Number of pages3
JournalEconomics Letters
Volume107
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2010

Keywords

  • Communication
  • Cost-of-lying
  • Guilt aversion
  • Promises
  • Truth-value

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics

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