Marie Claire Villeval, University of Lyon, will be hosting a seminar on her paper "Loss Aversion and Lying Behavior: Theory, Estimation, and Empirical Evidence", co-authored with Ellen Gabrino and Robert Slonim.
From the paper's abstract:
We theoretically show that loss averse agents facing a decision to receive a bad financial payoff if they report honestly or a better financial payoff if they report dishonestly are more likely to lie the lower the ex-ante probability of the bad outcome. This occurs due to the ex-ante expected payoff increasing as the bad outcome becomes less likely, and hence the greater the loss that can be avoided by lying. We demonstrate robust support for this role of loss aversion on lying by reanalyzing the results from the extant literature covering 74 studies and 363 treatments, and from two new experiments that vary the outcome probabilities and examine lying for personal gain and for gains to causes one supports or opposes. To measure and compare lying behavior across treatments and studies, we develop an empirical method that estimates the full distribution of dishonesty when agents privately observe the outcome of a random process and can misreport what they observed.
The College of Business and Public Policy's Leadership Fellows Program pairs high-performing CBPP students with a mentor in the Anchorage business community, giving students the opportunity to learn about real-world leadership from local business leaders. This year’s cohort includes 21 CBPP students, called protégés, and their mentors. To begin the program, each protégé interviewed their new mentor, and every week, we will feature one of these interviews with the mentors, who share their thoughts on leadership. This week’s featured protégé/mentor pairing is Ryan Ellison, and his mentor Bill Popp.
Be sure to join us Friday February 10, 2017 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM in Rasmuson Hall room 101 for "ANCSA: Land, Spirit and Identity".
Guests include Byron Mallott, Emil Notti, Willie Hensley and special moderator, Gerad Godfrey. They will share their perspective on whether the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act preserves the Alaska Native values of land, spirit and identity.
The event is free and open to the public.
Two College of Business and Public Policy Alumni have gone on to achieve some great things. Xavier Mason was recently accepted to the MBA program at Oxford University in Oxford, England and Lauren Riley was recently accepted to the Research in Management Ph.D. program at the Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen, Scotland.
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