On the Role of Emotions in Experimental Litigation Contests
Tim Friehe and
Ansgar Wohlschlegel ()
No 2018-02, Working Papers in Economics & Finance from University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth Business School, Economics and Finance Subject Group
We present experimental evidence on the influence of emotions on litigation. Our experiment compares the impact of an intentional taking of points, resulting in an unfair outcome, to that of an exogenous taking. The intentional taking induces negative emotions (e.g., anger), but this emotional arousal does not influence litigant behavior in terms of either filing a case or spending litigation effort. Our observation is independent of litigation being a one-staged or a (possibly) two-staged contest (i.e., one with an an appeal).
Keywords: Litigation; Contest; Emotions; Experiment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: K41 D91 C91 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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