Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/104435
Authors: 
Ariely, Dan
Garcia-Rada, Ximena
Hornuf, Lars
Mann, Heather
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
Munich Discussion Paper 2014-26
Abstract: 
By running an experiment among Germans collecting their passports or ID cards in the citizen centers of Berlin, we find that individuals with an East German family background cheat significantly more on an abstract task than those with a West German family background. The longer individuals were exposed to socialism, the more likely they were to cheat on our task. While it was recently argued that markets decay morals (Falk and Szech, 2013), we provide evidence that other political and economic regimes such as socialism might have an even more detrimental effect on individuals’ behavior.
Subjects: 
Experimental economics
cheating
cross-culture study
JEL: 
C93
D63
P51
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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