The science of apologies with experimental evidence

Ben Ho, 13 May 2014

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Following the recent wave of apologies by politicians,1 celebrities,2 and in particular by firms,3 there have been numerous commentaries about the nature of apology – in particular how it is pointless and overused.

Topics: Frontiers of economic research
Tags: apologies, Behavioural economics, causal effects, experimental economics, lab experiments

The generalisability of experimental results in economics

John List, Omar Al-Ubaydli, 17 January 2014

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One of the most basic elements of scientific knowledge is the causal effect – the effect on a variable Y of a change in variable X.

Topics: Frontiers of economic research
Tags: causal effect, field experiments, lab experiments

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