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Exercise Improves Academic Performance.
(DP SAM;8/2017, Working paper, 2017-08)
We report the results of a randomized controlled trial testing whether incentivizing physical exercise improves the academic performance of college students. As expected, the intervention increases physical activity. The ...
You’ve got mail: A randomised field experiment on tax evasion.
(DP SAM;10/2017, Working paper, 2017-06)
We report from a large-scale randomized field experiment conducted on a unique sample of more than 15 000 taxpayers in Norway, who were likely to have misreported their foreign income. We find that the inclusion of a ...
Teaching through television: Experimental evidence on entrepreneurship education in Tanzania
(Discussion paper;03/15, Working paper, 2015-02)
Can television be used to teach and foster entrepreneurship among youth in developing countries? We report from a randomized control field experiment of an edutainment show on entrepreneurship broadcasted over almost ...
Is there a development gap in rationality?
(Discussion paper;8/2014, Working paper, 2014-03)
We report an experimental test of the four touchstones of rationality in choice under risk – utility maximization, stochastic dominance, expected-utility maximization and small-stakes risk neutrality – with students from ...
Fairness is intuitive
(Discussion paper;9/2014, Working paper, 2014-04)
In this paper we provide new evidence showing that fair behavior is intuitive to most people. We find a strong association between a short response time and fair behavior in the dictator game. This association is robust ...
Do non-enforceable contracts matter? Evidence from an international lab experiment
(Discussion paper;2/2012, Working paper, 2012-02)
Many verifiable contracts are impossible or difficult to enforce. This applies to contracts among family and friends, contracts regulating market transactions, and sovereign debt contracts. Do such non-enforceable contracts ...
Face-saving or fair-minded : what motivates moral behavior?
(Discussion paper;5/2013, Working paper, 2013-02)
We study the relative importance of intrinsic moral motivation and extrinsic social motivation in explaining behavior in the dictator game. We introduce a novel design that manipulates these two dimensions. The paper ...
Human and financial capital for microenterprise development : evidence from a field and lab experiment
(Discussion paper2011:1, Working paper, 2011-01)
Willingness to compete in a gender equal society
(Discussion paper;24/2012, Working paper, 2012-12)
Leadership and incentives
(Discussion Papers;2/2014, Working paper, 2014-01)
We study how leader compensation affects public goods provision. We report from a lab experiment with four treatments, where the base treatment was a standard public goods game with simultaneous contribution decisions, ...