Simon Gaechter

University of Nottingham

University Park

Nottingham, NG8 1BB

United Kingdom

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240

Bonn, D-53072

Germany

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Poschinger Str. 5

Munich, DE-81679

Germany

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (32)

1.

Individual-Level Loss Aversion in Riskless and Risky Choices

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2961
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 29 Aug 2007
Simon Gaechter, Eric J. Johnson and Andreas Herrmann
University of Nottingham, Columbia Business School - Marketing and University of St. Gallen - MCM Institute
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loss aversion, endowment effect, field experiments

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Social Preferences, Beliefs, and the Dynamics of Free Riding in Public Good Experiments

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2491
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 12 Dec 2008
Urs Fischbacher and Simon Gaechter
University of Konstanz - Faculty of Economics and Statistics and University of Nottingham
Downloads 1,094 (19,622)
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public goods experiments, social preferences, conditional cooperation, free riding

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Exploring the Nature of Loss Aversion

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2015
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 21 Mar 2006
Eric J. Johnson, Simon Gaechter and Andreas Herrmann
Columbia Business School - Marketing, University of Nottingham and University of St. Gallen - MCM Institute
Downloads 918 (25,386)

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loss aversion, consumer choice, reference-dependent preferences

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Heterogeneous Social Preferences and the Dynamics of Free Riding in Public Goods

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2011
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 17 Jan 2006
Urs Fischbacher and Simon Gaechter
University of Konstanz - Faculty of Economics and Statistics and University of Nottingham
Downloads 617 (43,806)
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Public goods games, experiments, voluntary contributions, conditional cooperation, free riding

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Who Makes a Good Leader? Social Preferences and Leading-by-Example

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3914
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 19 Jan 2009
University of Nottingham, University of Nottingham, University of Nottingham and University of Nottingham - School of Economics
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reciprocity, contribution preferences, leadership, leading-by-example, false consensus effect

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Design a Contract! A Simple Principal-Agent Problem as a Classroom Experiment

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 05 Apr 2006
Simon Gaechter and Manfred Königstein
University of Nottingham and University of Erfurt
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Classroom, experiments, post-contractual opportunism, incentive contracts, efficiency, reciprocity, Coase theorem

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Culture and Cooperation

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3070
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 15 Jun 2010
Simon Gaechter, Benedikt Herrmann and Christian Thöni
University of Nottingham, University of Nottingham - School of Economics and University of Lausanne
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human cooperation, punishment, culture, experimental public good games

Peer Effects and Social Preferences in Voluntary Cooperation

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4741
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 08 May 2014
Christian Thöni and Simon Gaechter
University of Lausanne and University of Nottingham
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social preferences, voluntary cooperation, peer effects, reflection problem, gift-exchange, conformism, social norms, social esteem, experiments

Peer Effects and Social Preferences in Voluntary Cooperation

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6277
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 28 Jan 2012
Christian Thöni and Simon Gaechter
University of Lausanne and University of Nottingham
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social preferences, voluntary cooperation, peer effects, reflection problem, gift exchange, conformism, social norms, social esteem

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Observability, Social Proximity, and the Erosion of Norm Compliance

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 03 May 2019 Last Revised: 21 Oct 2019
University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, Behavioral Ethics Lab, University of Nottingham and University of Nottingham
Downloads 196 (159,792)
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Norm Erosion, Norm Compliance, Social Norms, Social Identity

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Human Pro-Social Motivation and the Maintenance of Social Order

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4729
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 25 Apr 2014
Simon Gaechter
University of Nottingham
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social order, social dilemma, pro-sociality, strong reciprocity, moral emotions, social norms, conditional cooperation, punishment, rule of law

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Conducting Interactive Experiments Online

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 13 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 30 Jan 2017
Antonio Arechar, Simon Gaechter and Lucas Molleman
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Nottingham and Max Planck Institute for Human Development Berlin
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Conducting Interactive Experiments Online

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10517
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 05 Feb 2017
Antonio Arechar, Simon Gaechter and Lucas Molleman
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Nottingham and Max Planck Institute for Human Development Berlin
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experimental methodology, behavioral research, punishment, internet experiments, Amazon Mechanical Turk, public goods game

Growth and Inequality in Public Good Games

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 09 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 23 Aug 2014
University of Nottingham, University of Essex, Maastricht University - Department of Economics and University of Trento
Downloads 122 (238,542)
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Public Good Game; Experiments; Game Theory; Dynamic Interdepencies; Growth; Inequality

Growth and Inequality in Public Good Games

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8504
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 04 Oct 2014
University of Nottingham, University of Essex, Maastricht University - Department of Economics and University of Trento
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public goods, inequality, growth

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The Limits of Self-Governance in the Presence of Spite: Experimental Evidence from Urban and Rural Russia

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2236
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 10 Aug 2006
Simon Gaechter and Benedikt Herrmann
University of Nottingham and University of Nottingham - School of Economics
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social norms, free riding, punishment, spite, experiments

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Moral Judgments in Social Dilemmas: How Bad is Free Riding?

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3230
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 03 Nov 2010
University of Nottingham, University of Birmingham - Department of Economics, University of Nottingham and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 135 (219,814)
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moral judgments, moral psychology, framing effects, public goods experiments, free riding

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Moderating Loss Aversion: Loss Aversion Has Moderators, But Reports of its Death are Greatly Exaggerated

Forthcoming, Journal of Consumer Psychology.
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 06 Jan 2020
Columbia Business School - Marketing, Columbia Business School - Marketing, University of Nottingham and University of St. Gallen - MCM Institute
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loss aversion, judgment and decision making, preference construction, status quo, age, experience

The Impact of Social Comparisons on Reciprocity

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3639
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 18 Aug 2008
Simon Gaechter and Martin Sefton
University of Nottingham and University of Nottingham - School of Economics
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reciprocity, gift-exchange, social information, social comparisons, pay comparisons, peer effects

The Impact of Social Comparisons on Reciprocity

The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 114, Issue 4, pp. 1346-1367, 2012
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 27 Nov 2012
Simon Gaechter, Daniele Nosenzo and Martin Sefton
University of Nottingham, University of Nottingham and University of Nottingham - School of Economics
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Effort comparisons, gift exchange, pay comparisons, reciprocity, social comparisons

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Improvements and Future Challenges for the Research Infrastructure in the Field 'Experimental Economics'

RatSWD Working Paper No. 56
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 11 Aug 2009
Simon Gaechter
University of Nottingham
Downloads 107 (261,070)
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Experimental economics, data archives, selectivity of subject pools

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Peer Effects in Pro-Social Behavior: Social Norms or Social Preferences?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6345
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 25 Feb 2012
Simon Gaechter, Daniele Nosenzo and Martin Sefton
University of Nottingham, University of Nottingham and University of Nottingham - School of Economics
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peer effects, social influence, gift-exchange, experiment, social preferences, inequity aversion, measuring social norms

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Social Comparison and Performance: Experimental Evidence on the Fair Wage-Effort Hypothesis

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4687
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 01 Feb 2010
Simon Gaechter and Christian Thöni
University of Nottingham and University of Lausanne
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fair wage-effort hypothesis, wage comparison, gift exchange, horizontal fairness, discrimination

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Sequential versus Simultaneous Contributions to Public Goods: Experimental Evidence

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2602
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 14 Apr 2009
University of Nottingham, University of Nottingham, University of Nottingham and University of Nottingham - School of Economics
Downloads 96 (281,048)
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public goods, voluntary contributions, sequential moves, experiment

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LIONESS Lab – A Free Web-Based Platform for Conducting Interactive Experiments Online

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 15 Feb 2019
University of Passau, University of Amsterdam - Department of Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Human Development and University of Nottingham
Downloads 75 (326,785)
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Experimental Economics; Experimental Software; Tools; Decision-Making; Online Experiments; Amazon Mechanical Turk

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The Roles of Incentives and Voluntary Cooperation for Contractual Compliance

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5774
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 20 Jun 2011
Simon Gaechter, Esther Kessler and Manfred Königstein
University of Nottingham, Independent and University of Erfurt
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principal-agent games, gift-exchange experiments, incomplete contracts, explicit incentives, implicit incentives, repeated games, separability, experiments

The Importance of Peers for Compliance with Norms of Fair Sharing

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9615
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 11 Jan 2016
Simon Gaechter, Leonie Gerhards and Daniele Nosenzo
University of Nottingham, University of Hamburg - Department of Economics and University of Nottingham
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social norms, norm compliance, peer effects, fair sharing, dictator game, framing, experiments

The Importance of Peers for Compliance with Norms of Fair Sharing

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6497
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 20 Jun 2017
Simon Gaechter, Leonie Gerhards and Daniele Nosenzo
University of Nottingham, University of Hamburg - Department of Economics and University of Nottingham
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Social Norms, Norm Compliance, Peer Effects, Fair Sharing, Dictator Game, Framing, Experiments

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Conditional Cooperation and Betrayal Aversion

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 5444
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 31 Jul 2015
Robin P. Cubitt, Simon Gaechter and Simone Quercia
University of Nottingham, University of Nottingham and University of Bonn
Downloads 37 (460,474)

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public goods game, conditional cooperation, trust, betrayal aversion, exploitation aversion, free riding, experiments

Conditional Cooperation and Betrayal Aversion

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9241
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 04 Sep 2015
Robin P. Cubitt, Simon Gaechter and Simone Quercia
University of Nottingham, University of Nottingham and University of Bonn
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exploitation aversion, betrayal aversion, trust, conditional cooperation, public goods game, free riding, experiments

Disappointment Aversion and Social Comparisons in a Real-Effort Competition

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10754
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 22 May 2017
Simon Gaechter, Lingbo Huang and Martin Sefton
University of Nottingham, Nanjing Audit University and University of Nottingham - School of Economics
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real effort competition, social comparison effects, disappointment aversion, reference-dependent preferences

Disappointment Aversion and Social Comparisons in a Real-Effort Competition

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6489
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 19 Jun 2017
Simon Gaechter, Lingbo Huang and Martin Sefton
University of Nottingham, Nanjing Audit University and University of Nottingham - School of Economics
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real effort competition, social comparison effects, disappointment aversion, reference-dependent preferences

Disappointment Aversion and Social Comparisons in a Real‐Effort Competition

Economic Inquiry, Vol. 56, Issue 3, pp. 1512-1525, 2018
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 05 Jun 2018
Simon Gaechter, Lingbo Huang and Martin Sefton
University of Nottingham, Nanjing Audit University and University of Nottingham - School of Economics
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Religion, Discrimination and Trust

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9616
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 11 Jan 2016
Nottingham University Business School (NUBS), University of Nottingham, RMIT University - School of Economics, Finance and Marketing and Nottingham University Business School
Downloads 39 (441,967)

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religiosity, connectedness, discrimination, trust, experiment

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Revealing the Economic Consequences of Group Cohesion

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10824
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 19 Jun 2017
Simon Gaechter, Chris Starmer and Fabio Tufano
University of Nottingham, University of Nottingham - School of Economics and Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca - Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Economics, Psychology & Social Sciences (CISEPS)
Downloads 35 (458,905)

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social relationships, group cohesion, oneness, coordination, weak-link game, experiments, real groups

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Combining "Real Effort" with Induced Effort Costs: The Ball-Catching Task

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9041
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 18 May 2015
Simon Gaechter, Lingbo Huang and Martin Sefton
University of Nottingham, Nanjing Audit University and University of Nottingham - School of Economics
Downloads 27 (497,679)

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experimental design, real effort task, induced values, incentives, piece-rate theory, team incentives, gift exchange, tournaments, online real effort experiments

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Leaders as Role Models for the Voluntary Provision of Public Goods

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8580
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 01 Nov 2014
Simon Gaechter and Elke Renner
University of Nottingham and University of Nottingham
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leadership, beliefs, experiments, public goods, path dependency, public policy, management

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Stated and Revealed Inequality Aversion in Three Subject Pools

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8954
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 06 Apr 2015
Benjamin Beranek, Robin P. Cubitt and Simon Gaechter
University of Nottingham, University of Nottingham and University of Nottingham
Downloads 10 (601,055)
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inequality aversion, replication, revealed and stated preferences, robustness across subject pools, MTurk

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Living in Two Neighborhoods - Social Interaction Effects in the Laboratory

Economic Inquiry, Vol. 51, Issue 1, pp. 563-578, 2013
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 30 Nov 2012
Armin Falk, Urs Fischbacher and Simon Gaechter
briq - Institute on Behavior & Inequality, University of Konstanz - Faculty of Economics and Statistics and University of Nottingham
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Who Makes a Good Leader? Cooperativeness, Optimism, and Leading‐By‐Example

Economic Inquiry, Vol. 50, Issue 4, pp. 953-967, 2012
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 06 Oct 2012
University of Nottingham, University of Nottingham, University of Nottingham and University of Nottingham - School of Economics
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