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dc.contributor.authorBalafoutas, Loukasen_US
dc.contributor.authorBeck, Adrianen_US
dc.contributor.authorKerschbamer, Rudolfen_US
dc.contributor.authorSutter, Matthiasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-30en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-23T11:41:15Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-23T11:41:15Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201105173059en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/51978-
dc.description.abstractCredence goods are characterized by informational asymmetries between sellers and consumers that invite fraudulent behavior by sellers. This paper presents the results of a natural field experiment on taxi rides in Athens, Greece, set up to measure different types of fraud and to examine the influence of passengers' presumed information and income on the extent of fraud. Results reveal that taxi drivers cheat passengers in systematic ways: Passengers with inferior information about optimal routes are taken on longer detours while asymmetric information on the local tariff system leads to manipulated bills. Higher income seems to lead to more fraud.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5700en_US
dc.subject.jelC93en_US
dc.subject.jelD82en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordcredence goodsen_US
dc.subject.keywordexpert servicesen_US
dc.subject.keywordnatural field experimenten_US
dc.subject.keywordtaxi ridesen_US
dc.subject.keywordfrauden_US
dc.subject.keywordasymmetric informationen_US
dc.titleWhat drives taxi drivers? A field experiment on fraud in a market for credence goodsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn669226963en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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