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University of Michigan School of Information


SBEE seminar series: Shaul Shalvi

12/08/2020, 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Collaborative Dishonesty: A Meta-Study


Whereas dishonesty is often a result of collaborative efforts, it is commonly studied in individual settings. We present the first meta-study on collaborative dishonesty, reviewing 51,640 decisions, made by 3,264 individuals. Results reveal that people are influenced by their partners’ lies: They lie more (i) in collaborative than in individual settings, (ii) when their partners lie, and (iii) in later stages of the interaction.

Speaker Bio:

Shaul Shalvi

Shaul Shalvi is a professor of Behavioural Ethics at the Center for Research in Experimental Economics and political Decision making (CREED ), Amsterdam School of Economics. He is a fellow at the Young Academy of Europe and serves as an Associate Editor at Judgment and Decision Making.

Behavioural ethics is the empirical study of ethical questions. We study topics like fairness, equality, values and norms. That is, how people behave when their decisions and actions impact others. At the moment, our lab is focused on understanding the psychological factors influencing people's behaviour when using sharing economy platforms. We are especially interested to figure out how responsible sharing can be encouraged and maintained.


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The Social, Behavioral and Experimental Economics seminar series is a joint presentation of the School of Information, the Ross School of Business and the LSA Department of Economics.