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Fraud Deterrence Institutions Reduce Intrinsic Honesty

Fabio Galeotti, Valeria Maggian and Marie Claire Villeval ()

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Abstract: Deterrence institutions are widely used in modern societies to discourage rule violations but whether they have an impact beyond their immediate scope of application is usually ignored. Using a natural field experiment, we show that they affect intrinsic honesty across contexts. We identified fraudsters and non-fraudsters in public transport who were or not exposed to ticket inspections by the transport company. We then measured the intrinsic honesty of the same persons in a new unrelated context where they could misappropriate money. Instead of having an educative effect across contexts, the exposure to deterrence practices increases unethical behavior of fraudsters but also of non-fraudsters.

Keywords: Deterrence Institutions; Intrinsic Honesty; Spillovers (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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