A Game-Theoretic Model of Plagiarism
Gary Hoover ()
Atlantic Economic Journal, 2006, vol. 34, issue 4, pages 449-454
The damage to a reputation has long been viewed as the main and most effective deterrent against plagiarism among professional economists. We show that it is rational for individuals in the economics profession who want to plagiarize to engage in this activity given current incentives. Recent research concerning plagiarism in the economics profession has highlighted the frequency that instances of plagiarism have occurred. Our paper shows how it is possible given current incentives in the profession for these instances to go unreported therefore removing the threat of damage to a plagiarist’s reputation. We also discuss the harm that such actions cause to the original author and to the profession as a whole. Copyright International Atlantic Economic Society 2006
Keywords: K30); ethics; copyright infringement (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations View citations in EconPapers (5) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: http://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:kap:atlecj:v:34:y:2006:i:4:p:449-454
Access Statistics for this article
Atlantic Economic Journal is currently edited by John M. Virgo
More articles in Atlantic Economic Journal from International Atlantic Economic Society
Contact information at EDIRC.
Series data maintained by Guenther Eichhorn ().