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dc.contributor.authorWibral, Matthiasen_US
dc.contributor.authorFalk, Arminen_US
dc.contributor.authorOrtner, Georgiaen_US
dc.contributor.authorDohmen, Thomasen_US
dc.contributor.authorWeber, Bernden_US; end=2010-08-17-
dc.description.abstractTestosterone has been linked to status-related behaviors in animals. A similar link has been proposed for humans, but most evidence is correlative. We test this link in a double-blind experiment in which subjects either receive testosterone or a placebo. Subjects roll a die in private and report the outcome. Payment increases with self-reported outcome. The experimenter only observes the self-reported outcome. Therefore subjects have an incentive to misreport. However, reporting a high number also threatens status, status concerned individuals may therefore report more honestly. We observe cheating in both groups, but placebo subjects report higher numbers than their testosterone counterparts.en_US
dc.publisherVerein für Socialpolitik Frankfurt a. M.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBeiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2010: Ökonomie der Familie - Session: Trust, Honesty, and Reputation: Neuroeconomic Evidence C5-V2en_US
dc.titleTestosterone, Honesty, and Statusen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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