Honesty in the city

Martin Dufwenberg, Paul Feldman, Maroš Servátka, Jorge Tarrasó, Radovan Vadovič

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Lab evidence on trust games involves more cooperation than conventional economic theory predicts. We explore whether this pattern extends to a field setting where we are able to control for (lack of) repeat-play and reputation: the taxi market in Mexico City. We find a remarkably high degree of trustworthiness, even with price-haggling which was predicted to reduce trustworthiness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-25
Number of pages11
JournalGames and Economic Behavior
StatePublished - May 2023


  • Field experiment
  • Haggling
  • Honesty
  • Mexico City
  • Reciprocity
  • Taxis
  • Trustworthiness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics


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