Working Papers, Department of Economics, Lund University
Håkan J. Holm
Face-to-Face Lying – an experimental study in Sweden and Japan
() and Toshiji Kawagoe
Abstract: This paper investigates face-to-face lying and beliefs
associated with it. In experiments in Sweden and Japan, subjects answer
questions about personal characteristics, play a face-to-face
sender-receiver game and participate in an elicitation of lie-detection
beliefs. The previous finding of too much truth-telling (compared to the
equilibrium prediction) also holds in the face-to-face setting. A new
result is that although many people claim that they are good at
lie-detection, few reveal belief in this ability when money is at stake.
Correlations between the subjects’ characteristics and their behavior and
performances in the game are also explored.
Keywords: Lying; Game theory; Truth detection; Lie-detection; Experiment; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: C72; C91; D82; (follow links to similar papers)
42 pages, February 29, 2008
- This paper is published as:
Holm, Håkan J. and Toshiji Kawagoe, (2010), 'Face-to-Face Lying – an experimental study in Sweden and Japan', Journal of Economic Psychology, Vol. 31, pages 310-321
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