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dc.contributor.authorGreen, Ellen P.en
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:18:21Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:18:21Zen
dc.date.issued2011-11-04en
dc.identifier.otheretd-11082011-152752en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/29505en
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation contains three essays on the impact of other-regarding behavior on human decision-making. Chapter II uses experimental methods to analyze the relative performance of a variety of compensation contracts. This study creates an environment in which individuals are paid via common payment mechanisms employed in the dual-principal agent relationships (Piece Rate, Flat Rate, Salary, Bonus and Socialization) and examines the effect that different incentive structures have on agent behavior. In Chapter III I explore the potential outcomes of blended payment structures in a dual-principal agent environment. I draw from the previously conducted experimental study in Chapter II and simulate agent behavior induced by blended payment mechanisms. In Chapter IV, I move away from studying payment mechanisms to investigate the impact of intentionality and responsibility on an individualâ s decision-making process. I explore the effects of direct and indirect responsibility as well as selfish and kind intentions using experimental methodology. Each of these essays provides further evidence that other-regarding behavior has a significant impact on the outcome of an economic situation; therefore, emphasizing the need to address such behavior in theoretical designs.en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartGreen_EP_D_2011.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
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dc.subjectPrincipal-agent theoryen
dc.subjectmoral hazarden
dc.subjectcontract enforcementen
dc.subjectreciprocityen
dc.subjectaltruismen
dc.subjectother-regarding behavioren
dc.subjectresponsibilityen
dc.subjectintentionalityen
dc.titleA Study of Human Decision-Making in Economic Gamesen
dc.typeDissertationen
dc.contributor.departmentEconomicsen
dc.description.degreePh. D.en
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineEconomicsen
dc.contributor.committeechairBall, Sheryl B.en
dc.contributor.committeememberGe, Suqinen
dc.contributor.committeememberMacieira, Joao C.en
dc.contributor.committeememberTideman, Thorwald Nicolausen
dc.contributor.committeememberYou, Wenen
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-11082011-152752/en
dc.date.sdate2011-11-08en
dc.date.rdate2011-11-21en
dc.date.adate2011-11-21en


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