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Title: Essays in experimental economics
Author: Zhou, Xiaoyu
ISNI:       0000 0004 8499 3432
Awarding Body: Royal Holloway, University of London
Current Institution: Royal Holloway, University of London
Date of Award: 2017
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This thesis consists of three essays which utilize experimental methods to address different questions in the field of economics. The second chapter is related to the field of cultural economics, it investigates whether rice cultivation that practiced hundreds of years ago give rise to a cooperative social norm that has profound and long lasting effects on individual's behavior in an incentivized and strategic setting. The second chapter investigates whether testosterone leads to reputation enhancing prosocial behavior in the context of charitable donations, which is related to the field of neuroeconomics. In the forth and final chapter, we aim to disentangle the effect of two distinct aspects of reputation concern, namely, pursuit of honor and avoidance of shame, on charitable behavior.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Experimental Economics ; Agriculture ; Cooperation ; Public Good Game ; Reputation ; Philanthropy ; Testosterone