Daniel Parra

Daniel Parra
WZB Berlin Social Science Center · Research Area Markets and Choice

PhD Candidate WZB
My research focuses on people's dishonesty. Particularly, I am interested in understanding the willingness to lie.

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This paper studies, theoretically and experimentally, whether the entitlement effect created by deservingness affects the willingness to lie. In a laboratory experiment, we compare the lying behavior of high-endowment participants with low-endowment participants. In one treatment, the allocation of the endowment is decided by participants' effort,...
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Este artículo estudia el efecto de la experiencia, la estrategia intertemporal y el tamaño del grupo como posibles explicaciones a los mayores niveles de contribución al equilibrio en un juego de bienes públicos. En conjunto estas variables permiten capturar el efecto de la pertenencia al grupo, entendido este como el hecho de que a mayor informaci...
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El juego del ultimátum ha permitido entender mejor el poder de negociación asociado a una amenaza, tema en el cual la información y la comunicación son centrales. Este artículo presenta una revisión selectiva de la literatura sobre experimentos económicos en el juego del ultimátum, organizando los principales avances de la teoría al incorporar la e...
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El artículo presenta una revisión de los experimentos realizados sobre bienes públicos apoyados en el mecanismo de contribución voluntaria. La evidencia empírica existente muestra que los individuos no son solo los seres egoístas y competitivos que supone la teoría económica ortodoxa, sino que también son seres bondadosos y altruistas. Aunque los d...
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Experimental participants in a cheating game draw a random number and then report any number they wish, receiving a monetary payoff based only on the report. We study how these reports depend on the level of observability of both the random draw and the report by the experimenter. Our results show that whereas increasing the observability of the ra...
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Does transparency, understood as information precision on budget size, deter embezzlement and bribery when they co-occur? We use a laboratory experiment to study the impact of transparency on reducing corruption in these contexts. Our results show that transparency decreases embezzlement while it has no significant effect on bribery. One potential...
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We study the effect of entitlement on the willingness to lie. We set up a model of lying where individuals feel more or less entitled to their endowment depending on how they earned it. When given the opportunity to lie to keep their endowment, individuals who feel more entitled are encouraged to lie while others are discouraged. To test the model...
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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, playe...
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We study the effect of entitlement on the willingness to lie. We set up a model of lying where individuals feel more or less entitled to their endowment depending on how they earned it. When given the opportunity to lie to keep their endowment, individuals who feel more entitled are encouraged to lie while others are discouraged. To test the model...
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The ultimatum game has improved our understanding about the bargaining power associated with a threat, an issue where information and communication are central. This paper presents a selective review of the literature on economic experiments in the ultimatum game, organizing the major developments of the theory by incorporating the empirical eviden...
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This paper studies the effect of experience, the inter-temporal strategy and the group size as the possible explanations to the highest levels of contribution to equilibrium in a game of public goods. All these variables together allow capturing the effect of the group membership; keeping in mind that the more information collected about its member...
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The article presents a review of experiments on public goods based on voluntary contribution mechanism. The empirical evidence shows that individuals are not only selfish and competitive beings as stated in orthodox economic theory, but are also kind and altruistic beings. Although several experimental studies agree on the existence of these feelin...
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Resumen El artículo presenta una reflexión sobre la relevancia de las técnicas experimentales en las Ciencias Económicas. El propósito general es difundir entre el círculo académico esta nueva metodología, para mostrar sus ventajas, alcances y limitaciones y explicar de forma sencilla las nociones básicas subyacentes. En primer lugar, se presentan...

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We want to assess the effect of transparency on the pursuit of power and corruptive behavior.