Does consultation improve decision-making?
Isopi, Alessia; Nosenzo, Daniele; Starmer, Chris
CHRIS STARMER email@example.com
Professor of Experimental Economics
This paper reports an experiment designed to test whether prior consultation within a group affects subsequent individual decision-making in tasks where demonstrability of correct solutions is low. In our experiment, subjects considered two paintings created by two different artists and were asked to guess which artist made each painting. We observed answers given by individuals under two treatments: In one, subjects were allowed the opportunity to consult with other participants before making their private decisions; in the other, there was no such opportunity. Our primary findings are that subjects in the first treatment evaluate the opportunity to consult positively, but they perform significantly worse and earn significantly less.
Isopi, A., Nosenzo, D., & Starmer, C. (2014). Does consultation improve decision-making?. Theory and Decision, 77(3), doi:10.1007/s11238-014-9449-9
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Jun 20, 2014|
|Deposit Date||Sep 4, 2015|
|Publicly Available Date||Sep 8, 2015|
|Journal||Theory and Decision|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Consultation, decision making, group decisions, individual decisions|
|Copyright Statement||Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0|
Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
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