Corruption , Social Judgment and Culture : An Experiment ∗

  title={Corruption , Social Judgment and Culture : An Experiment ∗},
  author={Timothy C. Salmon and Danila Serra},
Modern societies rely on both formal and social mechanisms to enforce social norms of behavior. Formal enforcement mechanisms rely on monetary or other tangible incentives while social enforcement mechanisms rely on some form of social judgment involving informal sanctions. We experimentally investigate the extent to which social observability and the possibility of social judgment affect individuals’decisions to engage in corruption at the expense of others. We are also interested in the… CONTINUE READING

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