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Title: State of the debate contingent arguments
Authors: Felgenhauer, M
Xu, F
Keywords: Deliberate practice;talent development;motor behaviour;skill acquisition
Issue Date: 25-Mar-2019
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Felgenhauer, M. and Xu, F. (2019). State of the debate contingent arguments. Economics Letters, 179, pp.46–48. doi: 10.1016/j.econlet.2019.03.027.
Abstract: This paper studies the informative content of controversial scientific arguments depending on the state of the debate. Researchers are assumed to differ in their degree of opportunism. The arguments considered are manipulable, may stem from sequential private experimentation and can be revealed selectively. Arguments of opportunistic researchers tend to be informative if there is a lack of consensus in the debate and uninformative if it is more settled. Arguments of more sincere researchers may be uninformative if there is a lack of consensus in the debate and informative if it is more settled. The effect of institutional incentives on the informativeness of arguments should depend on the state of the debate.
ISSN: 0165-1765
Appears in Collections:Dept of Economics and Finance Research Papers

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