Experimental methods in economics : three applications
- This dissertation comprises three papers employing a diverse set of experimental methods to examine behavioral aspects of individual decision-making across distinct domains: charitable giving, misinformation on social media, and considerations surrounding others' autonomy of choice. Chapter 1 presents two experiments conducted on PayPal's Give at Checkout microgiving feature to learn about the effect of 1) information about charity outcomes on donations, and 2) exposure to these point-of-sale micro-giving requests on subsequent giving. Chapter 2 evaluates three distinct versions of a low-cost and scalable five-day text message educational course on drivers of misinformation sharing by conducting a field experiment with approximately 9,000 participants. Chapter 3 experimentally investigates the objective function of third parties who can impose binding minimum contribution requirements on a group of ten players playing a linear Public Goods Game.
|Type of resource
|electronic resource; remote; computer; online resource
|1 online resource.
|Cersosimo, Matias Nicolas
|Degree committee member
|Stanford University, School of Humanities and Sciences
|Stanford University, Department of Economics
|Statement of responsibility
|Matias Nicolas Cersosimo.
|Submitted to the Department of Economics.
|Thesis Ph.D. Stanford University 2023.
- © 2023 by Matias Nicolas Cersosimo
- This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license (CC BY).
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