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Overview and Synthesis

Joseph Henrich, Robert Boyd, Samuel Bowles, Colin F. Camerer, Ernst Fehr, Herbert Gintis, and Richard McElreath

in Foundations of Human Sociality: Economic Experiments and Ethnographic Evidence from Fifteen Small-Scale Societies

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199262052
eISBN:
9780191601637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199262055.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

A summary is given of the results obtained from all fifteen field sites of the cross‐cultural behavioural experiments project reported in the book and comparisons are made between them. Two lessons ... More


The Promise and Success of Lab–Field Generalizability in Experimental Economics: A Critical Reply to Levitt and List

Colin F. Camerer

in Handbook of Experimental Economic Methodology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195328325
eISBN:
9780190202187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328325.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter addresses the Levitt and List criticism that lab experimental findings may not generalize to field settings. It has three main points. First, special concern about generalizability of ... More


Is Experimental Economics Living Up to Its Promise?

Alvin E. Roth

in Handbook of Experimental Economic Methodology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195328325
eISBN:
9780190202187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328325.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter addresses the question of whether experimental economics is living up to its promise of an informing theory, discovering new facts, and enlightening policy. By and large the answer is ... More


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