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Lying about luck versus lying about performance

Agne Kajackaite

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2018, vol. 153, issue C, 194-199

Abstract: I compare lying behavior in a real-effort task in which participants have control over outcomes and a task in which outcomes are determined by pure luck. Participants lie significantly more in the random-draw task than in the real-effort task, leading to the conclusion lying about luck is intrinsically less costly than lying about performance.

Keywords: Cheating; Lying costs; Luck versus merit (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C91 D03 D63 D82 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2018.07.010

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