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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.accessioned2011-06-08en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-29T11:20:55Z-
dc.date.available2011-06-29T11:20:55Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/46536-
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.publisher|aCenter for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute (CESifo) |cMunichen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aCESifo working paper: Behavioural Economics |x3461en_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.subject.stwTaxigewerbeen_US
dc.subject.stwBetrugen_US
dc.subject.stwVertrauensgüteren_US
dc.subject.stwAsymmetrische Informationen_US
dc.subject.stwFeldforschungen_US
dc.subject.stwAthenen_US
dc.titleWhat drives taxi drivers? A field experiment on fraud in a market for credence goodsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn66165415Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US

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