On the Efficiency of AC/DC: Bon Scott Versus Brian Johnson

5 Pages Posted: 8 Oct 2009

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Robert J. Oxoby

University of Calgary - Department of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

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Abstract

We use tools from experimental economics to address the age-old debate regarding who was a better singer in the band AC/DC. Our results suggest that (using wealth maximization as a measure of “better”) listening to Brian Johnson (relative to listening to Bon Scott) resulted in “better” outcomes in an ultimatum game. These results may have important implications for settling drunken music debates and environmental design issues in organizations.

JEL Classification: C7, C9, D6, Z1

Suggested Citation

Oxoby, Robert J., On the Efficiency of AC/DC: Bon Scott Versus Brian Johnson. Economic Inquiry, Vol. 47, No. 3, pp. 598-602, July 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1484223 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1465-7295.2008.00138.x

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