Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/104346
Authors: 
Schickora, Jan Theodor
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Munich Discussion Paper 2011-3
Abstract: 
The ‘Four-Eyes-Principle’ is considered as one of the most potent measures against corruption although it lacks both theoretical and empirical justification. We show in a laboratory experiment using a standard corruption game that introducing the 4EP increases corrupt behaviour, casting doubt on its usefulness as a general recommendation. Combining data on final choices with observations on the decision making processes in teams, including a content analysis of exchanged messages, provides insights into the dynamics of team decision making and shows that the individual profit maximizing motive dominates group decision making and crowds out altruistic arguments.
Subjects: 
Corruption
Laboratory Experiments
Group Decision Making
JEL: 
C72
C92
D73
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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