Xiaofei Pan

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We report data from laboratory experiments where participants were primed using phrases related to markets and trade. Participants then participated in trust games with anonymous strangers. The decisions of primed participants are compared to those of a control group. We find evidence that priming for market participation affects positively the beliefs(More)
People often cooperate with members of their own group, and discriminate against members of other groups. Previous research establishes that cultural groups can form endogenously, and that these groups demonstrate in-group favouritism. Given the presence of cultural groups, the previous literature argues that cultural evolution selects for groups that(More)
The auction design literature makes clear that theoretically equivalent mechanisms can perform very differently in practice. Though of equal importance, much less is known about the empirical performance of theoretically equivalent mechanisms for belief elicitation. This is especially unfortunate given the increasing interest in eliciting beliefs from(More)
  • Stefan Zeume, Stephen M Ross, Renée Adams, Rajesh Aggarwal, Dragana Cvijanovic, Ray Fisman +68 others
  • 2016
I exploit the passage of the UK Bribery Act 2010 as a shock to UK firms' cost of doing business in order to study the effect of bribes on firm value. Around the Act's passage, UK firms operating in high-corruption countries display a drop in value. At the same time, non-UK industry peers competing directly with UK firms in corrupt countries exhibit an(More)
  • Stefan Zeume, Stephen M Ross, Morten Bennedsen, Denis Gromb, Maria Guadalupe, Urs Peyer +29 others
  • 2016
I exploit the passage of the U.K. Bribery Act 2010 as a shock to U.K. firms' cost of doing business in order to study the effect of bribes on firm value. Around the Act's passage, U.K. firms operating in high-corruption countries display a drop in value. However, their non-U.K. competitors in these countries exhibit an increase in value. U.K. firms respond(More)
We propose a parallel decoding algorithm based on error checking and correcting to improve the performance of the short polar codes. In order to enhance the error-correcting capacity of the decoding algorithm, we first derive the error-checking equations generated on the basis of the frozen nodes, and then we introduce the method to check the errors in the(More)