The Effect of COVID-19 on Amazon Mturk
7 Pages Posted: 18 Oct 2020
Date Written: October 15, 2020
This paper examines the effect of COVID-19 on experiments run using Amazon Mturk. We run a Bertrand Oligopoly experiment with conversation before and after the pandemic outbreak. The outcome shows that after COVID-19, more participants do not fully engage in the experiment and “cherry-pick” the participation fee. There is a 36.51% decrease in the number of participants who actually participate in conversations and a 31.71% decrease in the number of groups discussing pricing behavior.
Keywords: COVID-19, Bertrand Competition, Experiment, Cheap Talk, Amazon Mturk
JEL Classification: C7, C92, L13
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