How rewards enhance truthful reporting: an experimental analysis


ShanghaiTech SEM Working Paper No. 2018-006


Peiyao Shen

ShanghaiTech University - School of Entrepreneurship and Management

Andreas Ortmann

School of Economics, UNSW Business School

Regina Betz

School of Management and Law, Zurich University of Applied Science


We assess experimentally the problem of untruthful reporting when an entity self-reports information to a regulatory authority. To enhance truthful reporting, an independent third party is involved to review the report for truthfulness. In addition, a representative of the regulatory authority may check the verified report...

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Keywords: truthful reporting; self-reporting; rewards; experiment

JEL Classification: C92, D83, Q58


Date Written: October 2017


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