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Replication data for: Randomizing Endowments: An Experimental Study of Rational Expectations and Reference-Dependent Preferences

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1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Cerulli-Harms, Annette
  • Goette, Lorenz
  • Sprenger, Charles
Publication Date
2019-02-01
Description
  • Abstract

    We test expectations-based reference dependence in market experiments with probabilistic forced exchange. Koszegi and Rabin (2006) predict that when the probability of forced exchange increases, individuals cannot expect to stick with the status quo, and should grow more willing to exchange. This mechanism may eliminate and even reverse the "endowment effect" (Knetsch and Sinden 1984; Kahneman, Knetsch, and Thaler 1990). In a series of experiments with overall 930 subjects, we show some tentative support for the notion that attitudes toward exchange are influenced by the probability of forced exchange. However, the results are sensitive to small changes in experimental design.
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/mic.20170271 (Text)
Publications
  • Cerulli-Harms, Annette, Lorenz Goette, and Charles Sprenger. “Randomizing Endowments: An Experimental Study of Rational Expectations and Reference-Dependent Preferences.” American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 11, no. 1 (February 2019): 185–207. https://doi.org/10.1257/mic.20170271.
    • ID: 10.1257/mic.20170271 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-13

Cerulli-Harms, Annette; Goette, Lorenz; Sprenger, Charles (2019): Replication data for: Randomizing Endowments: An Experimental Study of Rational Expectations and Reference-Dependent Preferences. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E114370V1