Studying the Robustness of the Triadic Trust Design with Mechanical Turk Subjects
23 Pages Posted: 23 Jun 2018 Last revised: 1 Jul 2018
Date Written: March 9, 2017
This paper uses subjects recruited from an online employment exchange to study the robustness of the triadic trust design with a different subject pool. In running our experiments we tried to take advantage of the cost reducing features of the micro-employment culture found on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk. We find that first mover trust is robust to the change in subject pool, but second mover reciprocity was not.
Keywords: Trust, Reciprocity, Dictator Giving, Mechanical Turk, Triadic Trust Design
JEL Classification: C99, D31, D64
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