Big experimenter is watching you! Anonymity and prosocial behavior in the laboratory

@article{Barmettler2012BigEI,
  title={Big experimenter is watching you! Anonymity and prosocial behavior in the laboratory},
  author={Franziska Barmettler and Ernst Fehr and Christian Zehnder},
  journal={Games and Economic Behavior},
  year={2012},
  volume={75},
  pages={17-34}
}
Social preference research has received considerable attention in recent years. Researchers have demonstrated that the presence of people with other-regarding preferences can have important implications in many economic dimensions. However, it is important to be aware of the fact that the empirical basis of this literature relies to a large extent on experiments that do not provide anonymity between experimenter and subject. It has been argued that this lack of experimenter-subject anonymity… CONTINUE READING
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