Fairness and Cheating

  title={Fairness and Cheating},
  author={Daniel Houser and Stefan Vetter and Joachim Winter},
We present evidence from a laboratory experiment showing that individuals who believe they were treated unfairly in an interaction with another person are more likely to cheat in a subsequent unrelated game. Specifically, subjects first participated in a dictator game. They then flipped a coin in private and reported the outcome. Subjects could increase their total payoff by cheating, i.e., lying about the outcome of the coin toss. We found that subjects were more likely to cheat in reporting… CONTINUE READING
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