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SABE 2020 Annual Conference

CEBEX reccommends the annual SABE 2020 conference which will be hosted by the Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, on July 22 to 26, 2020. The main theme of the conference shall be “Experiments, cooperation and competition around the Globe”. Applications in all fields of experimental and behavioural economics are welcomed. The conference website and […]

Partnership CEBEX – SABE

We are proud to announce that Center for Behavioral Experiments (CEBEX) enters to the partnership with the Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics (SABE). Members of both organizations will be granted 15% discount on events organized by the other party (i.e. SABE members have 15% discount on CEBEX’s events and vice versa).

If it’s difficult to pronounce, it might not be risky: The effect of fluency on judgment of risk does not generalize to new stimuli

Processing fluency is used as a basis for various types of judgment. For example, previous research has shown that people judge food additives with names that are more difficult to pronounce (i.e., that are disfluent) to be more harmful. We explored the possibility that the association between disfluency and perceived harmfulness might be in the […]

Is Behavioral Ethics Ready for Giving Business and Policy Advice?

This essay is a critical perspective of the applicability of behavioral ethics in business and policy interventions. I summarize a series of proposed interventions to increase people’s honesty, inspired by ethical dissonance theory, such as increasing salience of moral norms, visibility, and self-engagement. Although I agree that behavioral ethics could offer simple, low-cost interventions with […]

A Perspective on Research on Dishonesty: Limited External Validity Due to the Lack of Possibility of Self-Selection in Experimental Designs

The aim of this perspective article is to show that current experimental evidence on factors influencing dishonesty has limited external validity. Most of experimental studies is built on random assignments, in which control/experimental groups of subjects face varied sizes of the expected reward for behaving dishonestly, opportunities for cheating, means of rationalizing dishonest behavior etc., […]