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Nisvan Erkal
University of Melbourne
43Publications
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#1Nisvan ErkalH-Index: 12
#2Lata GangadharanH-Index: 26
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#1Nisvan ErkalH-Index: 12
#2Lata GangadharanH-Index: 26
Last.Boon Han KohH-Index: 2
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Leaders often make decisions under risk and uncertainty. Using a controlled laboratory experiment motivated by a simple theoretical framework, we investigate group members' biases in the attribution of their leaders' outcomes in an environment where only outcomes are observable. We find that group members' expectations about the leader's type are shaped by the leadership appointment mechanism. Moreover, upon observing the outcomes of their leaders' decisions, members attribute good outcomes more...
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#1Simon P. AndersonH-Index: 39
#2Nisvan ErkalH-Index: 12
Last.Daniel PiccininH-Index: 4
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#1Nisvan Erkal (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 12
#2Lata Gangadharan (Monash University)H-Index: 26
Last.Boon Han Koh (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 2
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Results from laboratory experiments using real-effort tasks provide mixed evidence on the relationship between monetary incentives and effort provision. To examine this issue, we design three experiments where subjects participate in two-player real-effort tournaments with two prizes. Experiment 1 shows that subjects exert high effort even if there are no monetary incentives, suggesting that non-monetary incentives are contributing to their effort choices. Moreover, increasing monetary incentive...
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#1Nisvan ErkalH-Index: 12
Last.Deborah MinehartH-Index: 2
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#1Matthew DonazzanH-Index: 1
#2Nisvan Erkal (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 12
Last.Boon Han KohH-Index: 2
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We investigate the impact of rebates and refunds on contributions to threshold public goods using evidence from a field experiment conducted in conjunction with an Australian charity, Life Goes On. We find that offering rebates and refunds has a significant positive impact on both participation and average donations in the absence of seed money. Our results suggest that offering rebates and refunds, and the existence of seed money may, to some extent, play substitute roles in encouraging giving ...
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#1Lisa Cameron (Monash University)H-Index: 27
#2Nisvan Erkal (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 12
Last.Marina Zhang (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 1
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Cultural traits play a significant role in the determination of economic outcomes and institutions. This paper presents evidence from laboratory experiments on the cultural integration of individuals of Chinese ethnicity in Australia, focusing on social preferences, preferences for competition, and risk attitudes. We show that the greater the share of education an individual receives in the West, the more they behave like Western subjects and the less they behave according to the norms of their ...
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#1Juan D. BarónH-Index: 5
Last.Nisvan ErkalH-Index: 12
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This article investigates the role of welfare receipt in shaping norms regarding work and welfare using unique Australian data from the Youth in Focus Project. We begin by incorporating welfare into a theoretical model of the transmission of work-welfare norms across generations. Consistent with the predictions of this model, we find evidence that youths' attitudes toward work and welfare may be influenced by socialization within their families. Young people are more likely to oppose generous so...
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#1Nisvan Erkal (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 12
#2Deborah Minehart (United States Department of Justice)H-Index: 2
type="main"> A question central to R&D policy making is the impact of competition on cooperation. This paper builds a theoretical foundation for the dynamics of knowledge sharing in private industry. We model an uncertain research process and ask how the incentives to license intermediate steps to rivals change over time as the research project approaches maturity. Such a dynamic approach allows us to analyze the interaction between how close the firms are to product market competition and how i...
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