Reciprocity in Labor Market Relationships: Evidence from an Experiment across High-Income OECD Countries.

Waichman, Israel, Siang, Ch’ng, Requate, Till, Shafran, Aric, Camacho-Cuena, Eva, Iida, Yoshio and Shahrabani, Shosh (2015) Reciprocity in Labor Market Relationships: Evidence from an Experiment across High-Income OECD Countries. Games, 6 (4). pp. 473-494. DOI 10.3390/g6040473.

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Abstract

We study differences in behavior across countries in a labor market context. To this end, we conducted a bilateral gift-exchange experiment comparing the behavior of subjects from five high-income OECD countries: Germany, Spain, Israel, Japan and the USA. We observe that in all countries, effort levels are increasing while rejection rates are decreasing in wage offers. However, we also find considerable differences in behavior across countries in both one-shot and repeated relationships, the most striking between Germany and Spain. We also discuss the influence of socio-economic indicators and the implications of our findings.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: gift exchange; reciprocity; cross-country; economic experiment; labor market
Research affiliation: Kiel University > Kiel Marine Science
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence
Kiel University
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.3390/g6040473
ISSN: 2073-4336
Projects: Future Ocean
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2018 13:18
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2019 09:37
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/42081

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