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27. Februar 2020 : Neue Veröffentlichung im Journal of Business Economics

Das Paper „Big Five personality factors in the Trust Game” von Julia Müller und Christiane Schwieren, Universität Heidelberg ist im Journal of Business Economics (JBE) erschienen. Weitere Informationen unter: https://link.springer.com/journal/11573/90/1

Abstract: Growing interest in using personality variables in business and economic research has led to the question of whether personality, as measured by psychology, is useful to predict behavior. While personality can undoubtedly influence large-scale outcomes, it is less clear if personality variables can also be used to understand micro-behavior in games. We experimentally test the impact of personality factors (measured using the Big Five model) on behavior in the Trust Game. Overall, we find that personality can contribute to explaining the behavior of the first player, the trustor, whereas, the behavior of the second player, the trustee, cannot be explained by their personality. In fact, the trustee’s behavior is instead affected by the first player’s behavior, i.e., the second player’s response depends on whether or not the first player has trusted the second player.