Framing effects on bribery behaviour: experimental evidence from China and Uganda

Alessio Gaggero, Simon Appleton, Lina Song

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Abstract

In this study we investigate the effect of framing on bribery behaviour. To do this, we replicate Barr and Serra (Exp Econ, 12(4):488–503, (2009) and carry out a simple one-shot bribery game that mimics corruption. In one treatment, we presented the experiment in a framed version, in which wording was embedded with social context; in the other, we removed the social context and presented the game in a neutral manner. The contribution of this paper is that it offers a comparison of framing effects in two highly corrupt countries: China and Uganda. Our results provide evidence of strong and significant framing effects for Uganda, but not for China.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-97
JournalJournal of the Economic Science Association
Volume4
Issue number1
Early online date4 Jun 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2018

Keywords

  • Bribery behaviour
  • Framing

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