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Well Excuse Me! Replicating and Connecting Excuse-Seeking Behaviors

Ahumada, Beatriz and Chen, Yufei and Gupta, Neeraja and Hyde, Kelly and Lepper, Marissa and Mathews, Will and Neil, Silveus and Vesterlund, Lise and Weidman, Taylor and Wilson, Alistair and Winichakul, K. Pun and Zhou, Liyang (2022) Well Excuse Me! Replicating and Connecting Excuse-Seeking Behaviors. Working Paper. UNSPECIFIED. (Submitted)

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Excuse-seeking behavior that facilitates replacing altruistic choices with self-interested ones has been documented in several domains. In a laboratory study, we replicate three leading papers on this topic: Dana et al. (2007), and the use of information avoidance; Exley (2015), and the use of differential risk preferences; and Di Tella et al. (2015), and the use of motivated beliefs. The replications were conducted as part of a graduate course, attempting to embed one answer to the growing call for experimental replications within the pedagogic process. We fully replicate the simpler Dana et al. paper, and broadly replicate the core findings for the other two projects, though with reduced effect sizes and a failure to replicate on some secondary measures. Finally, we attempt to connect behaviors to facilitate the understanding of how each fit within the broader literature. However, we find no connections across domains.


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Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Status: Submitted
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Ahumada, Beatrizbea46@pitt.edubea46
Chen, Yufeiyuc97@pitt.eduyuc97
Gupta, Neerajaneg38@pitt.eduneg38
Hyde, Kellykdh50@pitt.edukdh50
Lepper, Marissam.lepper@pitt.edumal303
Mathews, Willwim31@pitt.eduwim31
Neil, Silveusnas233@pitt.edunas233
Vesterlund, Lisevester@pitt.eduvester0000-0002-3476-3183
Weidman, Taylortaylorjweidman@pitt.edutaw79
Wilson, Alistairalistair@pitt.edualistair0000-0001-8118-2376
Winichakul, K. Punkpw18@pitt.edukpw18
Zhou, Liyangliz113@pitt.eduliz113
Monograph Type: Working Paper
Date: 30 January 2022
Date Type: Submission
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Department: Economics
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Economics
Refereed: No
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2022 16:11
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2022 16:11


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