LiU Working Papers in Economics
How Does Dishonesty Affect Winning and the Willingness to Compete? Evidence from a Stiff Competition Environment
(), Camilla Josephson
() and Peter Martinsson
Abstract: We experimentally investigate how the possibility of
behaving dishonestly affects the willingness to compete and who the winner
is when there is stiff competition. Our results show that although only
some subjects are dishonest when competing, dishonest behaviour creates
significant inefficiencies due to best performing subjects not winning.
Willingness to compete, on the other hand, was unaffected.
Keywords: Competition; dishonesty; experiment; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: C91; D03; D04; (follow links to similar papers)
11 pages, January 1, 2017
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