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Wenn der Nutzen von Gesundheitsleitungen bewertet wird, geht man davon aus, den Zusammenhang zwischen Ursache und Wirkung mit wissenschaftlichen Methoden belegen zu können. Generell wird die randomisierte kontrollierte Studie (RCT) als Goldstandard zur Gewinnung wissenschaftlicher Evidenz über Kausalzusammenhänge angesehen. Da zunehmend Daten erhoben… (More)
Fairness is a strong concern as shown by dictator and ultimatum experiments. Efficiency, measured by the sum of individual payoffs, is a potentially competing concern in games such as the prisoners’ dilemma. In our experiment participants can increase efficiency by gift giving. In the one-sided treatment this is only possible for one of the two partners.… (More)
The main results of our indirect evolutionary approach to trust in large interactions suggest that trustworthiness must be detectable if good conduct in trustrelationships is to survive. According to theoretical reasoning there is a niche then for an organization offering a (possibly) costly service of keeping track of the conduct of participants on the… (More)
BACKGROUND Whether the twin aims of alleviating organ shortage and of increasing justice of organ allocation necessarily conflict with each other or can be simultaneously furthered while the autonomy of patients is respected is an important question in organ transplantation. It is shown that very minor reforms of existing schemes of organ allocation could… (More)
Standardized and transparent priority setting in medicine, desirable as it is, will generally exacerbate inter-temporal equity problems arising from changes in treatment priorities: when can it be fair that the treatment of already waiting patients who would have had priority under an established system should be postponed (withheld) for an extended period… (More)
This paper focuses on the uneasy alliance of rational choice and evolutionary explanations in modern economics. While direct evolutionary explanations of “optimality” rule out "purposeful" rational choice by assuming zerointelligence and pure rational choice explanations leave no room for "selective" adaptation the indirect evolutionary approach integrates… (More)
Werner Güth’s ultimatum game played a key role in the development of multiple research areas, several of which are highlighted. © 2014 Published by Elsevier B.V.
This short paper discusses the possibility of implementing a solidarity model as a way of improving organ allocation.
This paper focuses on the uneasy alliance of rational choice and evolutionary explanations in modern economics. While direct evolutionary explanations rule out "purposeful" rational choice by assuming "zero-intelligence" and pure rational choice explanations leave no room for "selective" adaptation the indirect evolutionary approach integrates both… (More)
This paper brings together views on choice making as have been developed in philosophy, psychology, and economics. Starting from specific examples the relative merits of different approaches are discussed. The conclusion that models of boundedly rational behavior are the future of social science research is strongly endorsed. But we also admit that it is… (More)