2023年6月23日，高等经济研究院助理教授王兴华与庞培法布拉大学Daniel Navarro-Martinez 副教授合作的论文 "Increasing the external validity of social preference games by reducing measurement error" 被经济学领域权威期刊 Games and Economic Behavior 接收发表。
Assistant Professor Xinghua Wang's Paper Accepted for Publication in Games and Economic Behavior
July 3, 2023
Xinghua WANG, IAER Assistant Professor, had his paper accepted for publication in Games and Economic Behavior on June 23rd, 2023. Entitled "Increasing the external validity of social preference games by reducing measurement error", the paper was co-authored with Daniel Navarro-Martinez, Associate Professor at Pompeu Fabra University.
The external validity of economic experiments is a fundamental question in experimental economics. Social preference games are the main tools used to study social preferences in experimental economics and the whole behavioral science. However, an increasing number of studies call into question the external validity of social preference games. This paper shows that social preference games have a low correlation with single pro-social behaviors in the field, but this correlation can be substantially increased by aggregating behaviors to reduce measurement error. This has crucial implications for the external validity and applicability of economic games.