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Heterogeneous treatment effects in groups

Gerhard Riener and Simon Wiederhold ()

No 73, DICE Discussion Papers from University of Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE)

Abstract: We show in a laboratory experiment that the same method of group induction carries different behavioral consequences. These heterogeneous treatment effects can be directly related to the quality of the relationship established between the subjects. Our results indicate the importance of manipulation checks in group-formation tasks in economic experiments.

Keywords: Group induction; Control; Laboratory experiment; Manipulation check (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C92 M54 D03 J22 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cbe, nep-evo and nep-exp
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