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Topics in Behavioural Economics - Information and Fairness

Rajko, Alexander (2012) Topics in Behavioural Economics - Information and Fairness. PhD thesis, Universität zu Köln.

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    Abstract

    This thesis dwells upon topics in behavioural economics: information and fairness, with five research papers. The first two contributions are concerned with the extension of standard auction formats with information acquisition strategies. The third paper addresses global games framed as a speculative attack and tests theoretical predictions for risk and ambiguity. The fourth contribution deals with disclosing conflicts of interest, where one player has a monetary incentive to deceive. The last paper extends a standard model of social preferences with a second fairness dimension and studies how economic agents distort fairness norms exhibiting a self-serving bias effect.

    Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
    Creators:
    CreatorsEmail
    Rajko, Alexandera.rajko@uni-koeln.de
    URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-49164
    Subjects: Economics
    Uncontrolled Keywords:
    KeywordsLanguage
    Auction theory, information acquisition, global games, disclosure, social preferences, risk and ambiguity, experimental economicsUNSPECIFIED
    Faculty: Wirtschafts- u. Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
    Divisions: Wirtschafts- u. Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät > Staatswissenschaftliches (Volkswirtschaftliches) Seminar
    Language: English
    Date: 18 November 2012
    Date Type: Publication
    Date of oral exam: 05 November 2012
    Full Text Status: Public
    Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2012 16:38:44
    Referee
    NameAcademic Title
    Ockenfels, AxelProf. Dr.
    Gebhardt, GeorgProf. Dr.
    URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/4916

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