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Essays in Experimental Economics

Merkel, Anna Louisa

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Abstract

This dissertation consists of four essays which use laboratory experiments to gather causal evidence on important economic questions and theories. Part 1 (chapters 2 and 3) contributes to a literature in Behavioral Economics by analyzing the role of heuristics and biases in explaining social choices in one-shot games and decisions. Part 2 (chapters 4 and 5) contributes to a literature in Public Economics by asking how the decision rule affects the type of agreements made as well as the efficiency of such agreements.

Item Type: Dissertation
Supervisor: Vanberg, Prof. Dr. Christoph
Date of thesis defense: 7 November 2018
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2018 07:48
Date: 2018
Faculties / Institutes: The Faculty of Economics and Social Studies > Alfred-Weber-Institut for Economics
Subjects: 300 Social sciences
330 Economics
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