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Experiments outside the lab: the role of incentives

dc.contributor.advisorBrañas Garza, Pablo Ernesto 
dc.contributor.authorJorrat, Diego
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-15T09:11:23Z
dc.date.available2021-07-15T09:11:23Z
dc.date.issued2021-05-18
dc.identifier.citationAndrés Jorrat, D. (2021). Experiments outside the lab: the role of incentives [Tesis doctoral, Universidad Loyola].es
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12412/2357
dc.description.abstractThe use of hypothetical instead of real (monetary) incentives remains under debate after decades of economic experiments. Paying real money allows researchers to recruit participants for the experiments and reduce the missing data problem. In general, subjects receive a fixed fee and some endowment to make decisions, and the final earnings depend on their choices. In other words, if a subject decides in the experiment to donate a percentage of her profits (see Chapter 4), at the end, this amount of money will be subtracted from her final profits. Hence the decision (to donate or not) fairly simulates real life decisions. In true, paying real money to experimental subjects involves substantial monetary costs due to participants’ earnings and often logistic costs as well. Additionally there other potential problems related to unequal payoffs and differential earnings between subjects. In the field, where the experimenters lose control of the environment, these problems may increase exponentially. For instance, vulnerable populations do not have bank accounts, so experimenters need to carry the cash to make the payments. In deprived areas, this can put at risk then own safety.es
dc.language.isoenges
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internacional*
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dc.titleExperiments outside the lab: the role of incentiveses
dc.typedoctoralThesises
dc.publisher.affiliationDepartamento de Economíaes
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccesses
dc.subject.keywordTime preferenceses
dc.subject.keywordDonationses
dc.subject.keywordHypothetical vs real payoffses
dc.subject.keywordLabes
dc.subject.keywordField experimentses
dc.subject.keywordOnline experimentses
dc.subject.keywordPreferencias temporaleses
dc.subject.keywordDonacioneses
dc.subject.keywordIncentivos hipotéticos vs realeses
dc.subject.keywordLaboratorioes
dc.subject.keywordCampoes
dc.subject.keywordOnlinees


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