Honesty via Choice-Matching

Abstract

We propose scoring rule mechanisms for eliciting honest responses to a multiple choice question, MCQ. The respondent’s score consists of two terms: an auxiliary score based on his response to a related auxiliary question, and the corresponding scores of other respondents giving the same response as him to the MCQ. For this to work, the auxiliary score has to be truth-incentive for the auxiliary question, which can be accomplished by using strictly proper scoring rules, and the auxiliary question has to be sufficiently correlated with the MCQ.

Cite this paper

@inproceedings{Prelec2017HonestyVC, title={Honesty via Choice-Matching}, author={Drazen Prelec}, year={2017} }