Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/167976
Authors: 
Chaudhuri, Ananish
Paichayontvijit, Tirnud
Sbai, Erwann
Year of Publication: 
2016
Citation: 
[Journal:] Games [ISSN:] 2073-4336 [Volume:] 7 [Year:] 2016 [Issue:] 2 [Pages:] 1-24
Abstract: 
We investigate the role of framing, inequity in initial endowments and history in shaping behavior in a corrupt transaction by extending the one-shot bribery game introduced by Cameron et al. (2009) to a repeated game setting. We find that the use of loaded language significantly reduces the incidence of bribery and increases the level of punishment. Punishment of bribery leads to reduced bribery in future. The evidence suggests that this game captures essential features of a corrupt transaction, over and above any sentiments of inequity aversion or negative reciprocity However, showing subjects the history of past play has little effect on the level of corruption.
Subjects: 
corruption
experiments
bribes
punishment
framing
JEL: 
C91
D73
O17
K42
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article
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