Dishonesty in Behavioral Economics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128158579

Dishonesty in Behavioral Economics

1st Edition

Editors: Alessandro Bucciol Natalia Montinari
Paperback ISBN: 9780128158579
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st August 2019
Page Count: 352
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Research on Dishonesty
2. Dishonesty among Children and Young Adults
3. Dishonesty and Individual Preferences
4. Dishonesty in Daily Life


Dishonesty in Behavioral Economics provides a rigorous and comprehensive overview of dishonesty, presenting state-of-the-art research that adopts a behavioral economics perspective. Throughout the volume, contributors emphasize the effects of psychological, social and cognitive factors on the decision-making process. In contrast to related titles, this book emphasizes the importance of empirical research methodologies. The book's contributors demonstrate how various methods applied to similar research questions can lead to different results. This characteristic is important because it is difficult to obtain reliable measures of dishonesty.

Key Features

  • Reviews many key issues in the literature around lying, cheating, fraudulence and deception
  • Covers both state-of-the-art methods and data collection mechanisms (e.g., laboratory experiments, field experiments, online surveys)
  • Discusses novel interdisciplinary research findings and proposes new avenues of research


Graduate and postgraduate students in economics and across social science attending either a course on experimental methods, with a focus on dishonest behaviors, or a course in ethical behaviors. Policy-makers interested in designing interventions aimed at minimizing dishonest behavior in society


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About the Editors

Alessandro Bucciol Editor

Alessandro Bucciol is Associate Professor of Econometrics at the University of Verona (Italy). He received a MSc in Statistical and Economic Sciences and a PhD in Economics at the University of Padua, and spent research periods at MIT and the University of Amsterdam. His research interests span across household finance, economic policy analysis, behavioural economics, and in general applied micro-econometrics. He published articles on these topics in the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of the European Economic Association, the Review of Finance and other international journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Econometrics, University of Verona, Italy

Natalia Montinari Editor

Natalia Montinari is Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Bologna. She received a MSc in Economics at the University of Bologna, and a PhD in Economics at the University of Padua, and spent research periods at the Max Planck Institute of Economics and Lund Universit. Her research interests span across the design of incentives in organizations in presence of reciprocal workers, the development of other regarding preferences, affirmative action policies, and in general experimental and behavioural economics. She published articles on these topics in Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Experimental Economics, the Journal of Experimental Psychology and other international journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Economics, University of Bologna