Search results for: Author=Engel, Christoph [406]

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2017
People Are Conditional Rule Followers
2017/09
Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
Bonn
2017
Abstract
Experimental participants are more likely to follow an arbitrary rule the more of their peers do so as well. The difference between unconditional and conditional rule following is most pronounced for individuals who follow few rules unconditionally.
The Dark Side of Price Cap Regulation. A Lab Experiment
Public Choice
173
1-2
217-240
2017
The Hidden Cost of Compensation
Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics
173
106-109
2017
The Valuation of Moral Rights: A Field Experiment
2017/04
Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective on Goods
Bonn
2017
Abstract
U.S. intellectual property law is firmly rooted in utilitarian principles. Copyright law is viewed as a means to give proper monetary incentives to authors for their creative effort. Many European copyright systems pursue additional goals: Authors have the right to be named as author, to control alterations and to retract their work in case their artistic beliefs have changed. Protecting these “moral rights” might be justified by the preferences of typical authors. We present the first field experiment on moral rights revealing the true valuation of these rights by over 200 authors from 24 countries. A majority of authors are not willing to trade moral rights in the first place. They demand substantial prices in case they decide to trade. The differences between authors from the U.S. and Europe are small. These results call into question whether moral rights protection should differ across the Atlantic and whether a purely profit-based theory of copyright law is sufficient to capture the complex relationship between human behavior and creativity.
2016
A Random Shock Is Not Random Assignment
2016/09
Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
Bonn
2016
A Random Shock Is Not Random Assignment
Economics Letters
145
45-47
2016
Bargaining in the Absence of Property Rights. An Experiment
Journal of Law and Economics
59
2
477-495
2016
Does Class Action Have a Deterrent Effect?
Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics
172
104-107
2016
Experimental Criminal Law. A Survey of Contributions from Law, Economics and Criminology
2016/07
Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
Bonn
2016
Abstract
In three distinct disciplines, crime and punishment are studied experimentally: in empirical legal studies, in experimental economics, and an experimental criminology. These three disciplines have surprisingly little interaction. The current paper surveys the rich evidence, and discusses the methodological reasons for running experiments on these issues, the limitations of the method, and how they can be mitigated.