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Abstract Using the universe of individual asylum cases in the United States from 2000–2004 and a difference-in-differences research design, we test whether Sept. 11, 2001 decreased the likelihood that applicants from Muslim-majority countries were granted asylum. Our estimates suggest that the attacks resulted in a 3.2 percentage point decrease in the likelihood that applicants from Muslim-majority countries are granted asylum. The estimated effect is larger for applicants who share a country of...
#1George Deltas (Lancaster University)H-Index: 14
#2Dakshina G. De Silva (Lancaster University)H-Index: 15
Last.Robert P. McComb (TTU: Texas Tech University)H-Index: 6
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We estimate the effects of industrial localization on the spatial persistence of employment in the software industry, using micro-data from Texas for the 2000-2006 period. Locations with an initial concentration of software employment retain an excess number of employees, beyond that expected from job turnover and job persistence at the establishment level. This is not driven by differential establishment growth or survival, but it is due to (a) the retention by establishments in a location of j...
Abstract Numerous studies suggest that economics students act in a more self-interested manner, on average, than other students. According to much of the literature on the topic, this is due, at least in part, to the economics training itself with its emphasis on self-interest. The current study turns this question on its head and asks whether teaching ethics in economics classes can produce more pro-social behavior. A classroom experiment examines possible effects of two types of ethics instruc...
#1Daniel MuellerH-Index: 5
This paper dissects distributional preferences with group identity in a modified dictator game. I estimate individual-level utility functions with two parameters that govern the trade- offs between equity and efficiency and giving to self and to other. Subjects put on average less weight on income of the out-group, but overall only a minority behaves completely selfishly. Giving to the out-group also renders subjects more accepting of inequality. However, the experiment also uncovers a large het...
#1Chao Ma (Yale University)
#2Yiwei Li (Lingnan University)
Last.Kao Si (UM: University of Macau)
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Abstract The present research reveals that academic papers published at year-end on average receive systematically fewer citations than papers published at other times in the year. Using more than 200,000 papers in economics published between 1956 and 2010, the results of our analysis show that papers published between October and December on average get as much as 18.5% fewer citations than those published in the other months in the year. We refer to this phenomenon as the citation trap as ther...
#1Jasmina Arifovic (SFU: Simon Fraser University)H-Index: 18
#2Jiang Janet Hua (BoC: Bank of Canada)H-Index: 5
Abstract We investigate how the level of strategic uncertainty affects the coordination power of publicly observed extrinsic signals in a controlled laboratory environment in the context of a bank-run game. We run three treatments featuring different levels of strategic uncertainty. Although theory predicts that an equilibrium where agents’ choices and economic outcomes follow the realization of the extrinsic signal exists in all treatments, strong responses to the extrinsic signal occur only in...
#1Timothy N. Cason (Purdue University)H-Index: 34
#2Sau-Him Paul Lau (HKU: University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 12
Last.Vai-Lam Mui (Monash University)H-Index: 12
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Abstract This paper studies theoretically and experimentally how success in prior interaction affects cooperation in the one-shot Inter-group Prisoner's Dilemma (IPD). We develop a model of the IPD that incorporates group-contingent social preferences and bounded rationality to derive conditions under which an increase in pro-social concerns for an out-group will increase cooperation. We then report an experiment that shows the cooperation rate increases from 8 percent in a baseline one-shot IPD...
#1Paola Mallucci (UW: University of Wisconsin-Madison)H-Index: 1
#2Diana Yan Wu (SJSU: San Jose State University)
Last.Tony Haitao Cui (UMN: University of Minnesota)H-Index: 10
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Abstract Power, a fundamental characteristic of social interactions, characterizes one's ability to influence others. Fairness, inherently a type of social preference, impacts distributive decision-making. How does power shape the perceptions of fairness in economic interactions? While previous research finds that power holders tend to take more, it remains unclear whether they are driven by selfish motives to exploit weaker counterparts or act upon the belief that powerful individuals deserve m...
Abstract Koszegi and Rabin (2006, 2007) develop a model of expectations-based reference-dependent preferences in which the agent experiences “gain-loss utility” by comparing his actual consumption outcome to all of his previously expected consumption outcomes. Koszegi and Rabin (2009) then generalize the static model to a dynamic setting by assuming that the agent experiences both contemporaneous gain-loss utility over present consumption and “prospective” gain-loss utility by comparing his upda...
#1Vincent Geloso (King's University College (University of Western Ontario))
#2Vadim Kufenko (University of Hohenheim)H-Index: 3
Abstract In 1837–38, the British colonies of Upper and Lower Canada rebelled. The rebellion was more virulent (and better organized) in Lower Canada. The rebellions were also concentrated in the richer areas of that colony. In this paper, we use the census of 1831 and databases of rebellious events to explain how the rebels managed to overcome the problem of collective action. We argue that the rich areas were more prone to rebellion because they were where markets were most developed. These wel...
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