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The Role of Suggestions and Tips in Distorting a Third Party’s Decision

WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Reichpietschufer 50, D-10785 Berlin, Germany
Games 2020, 11(2), 23; https://doi.org/10.3390/g11020023
Received: 19 March 2020 / Revised: 7 May 2020 / Accepted: 11 May 2020 / Published: 19 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Experiments on Dishonesty in Strategic Interactions)
This paper experimentally investigates the impact of suggestive messages and tipping on a third party’s judgment. The experimental design uses a model with three players, wherein two players (A and B) create a joint project, and the third player (C) decides how to divide the project’s earnings between the first two players. In two treatments, player B has an opportunity to influence player C’s decision via a numeric message or an ex-post tip. The main finding of this paper is that giving player B the option to suggest a specific amount to the allocator does not increase his share. In contrast, when player C knows that player B can send him a tip, the share awarded to player B increases. View Full-Text
Keywords: corruption; influence; reciprocity; tipping; lobbying corruption; influence; reciprocity; tipping; lobbying
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