Research summaries

Does Losing Lead to Winning? An Empirical Analysis for Four Sports

Where we attempt to replicate the finding that being slightly behind halfway through a competition increases the chance of winning.

Gender and Competitiveness

How we used data from the Dutch version of the TV game show Deal or No Deal to study gender differences in willingness to compete for high stakes.

Do Descriptive Social Norms Drive Peer Punishment?

The impact of social norms on peer punishment, and their effect on cooperation in the long run.

Malleable Lies

How we used data from the British game show Golden Balls to study lying when the stakes are high.

The Wisdom of the Inner Crowd

What we learned about improving estimation accuracy by studying decisions made in casinos. A story involving an unlucky ox, pearls, diamonds, poker chips, and €300,000.

Split or Steal?

How we used data from the British game show Golden Balls to study cooperation when the stakes are high.