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Differences in Honesty in Europe?, Remarks on "Measurement without Theory"

Ansgar Steland and Friedel Bolle and Mathew Braham
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Ansgar Steland and Friedel Bolle: Faculty of Economics, European University of Frankfurt (Oder), Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
Mathew Braham: Institute of Law and Economics, Faculty of Law, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

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Homo Oeconomicus, 1999, vol. 16, 205-217

Abstract: No measurement without theory. Ex post inferences from descriptive statistics or regression analyses are often misleading. Although this is well known, it is still a frequent occurrence. In this paper we illustrate the problem by analysing a dataset that appears to suggest that there is a North-South trend in honesty in Europe.

Date: 1999
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