Centre for Decision Research and Experimental Economics

CeDEx Brown Bag Seminar - Yuliet Verbel Bustamante

Online via MS Teams
Thursday 28th October 2021 (13:00-14:00)
This week's Brown Bag seminar will be given by Yuliet Verbel Bustamante

Updated Title: Exploring attribution of responsibility in corrupt decisions

Abstract: Who do victims and bystanders of collusive bribery attribute more responsibility to, and why? Previous research on sequential decisions with negative externalities, also in the context of corruption, found mixed results. Victims sometimes attribute more responsibility (by assigning different punishment or disapproval points) to the proposers (either firms or citizens offering a bribe) than to the responders (public officials accepting the bribe), but not always. Bystanders do not differentiate punishment between the proposers and the responders. We propose an experiment that allows us to compare the attribution of responsibility by victims and by bystanders directly. In the experiment, we aim to see whether victims punish more than bystanders do, whether the proposers or the responders are punished more, and whether citizens and officials are punished differently depending on who initiates the corrupt interchange.

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