Image and Misreporting

@inproceedings{Ewers2012ImageAM,
  title={Image and Misreporting},
  author={Mara Ewers and Florian Zimmermann},
  year={2012}
}
Image and Misreporting In this paper we ask if reports of private information about skills, abilities or achievements are affected by image concerns. We develop a simple model that illustrates how image utility can lead to misreporting of private information in contexts where truthful reports maximize monetary outcomes. In addition, we test the model’s predictions in a controlled lab experiment. In the experiment, all subjects go through a series of quiz questions and subsequently report a… CONTINUE READING
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