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True Lies: Comment on Garbarino, Slonim and Villeval (2018)

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Garbarino, Slonim and Villeval (2018) describe a new method to calculate the probability distribution of the proportion of lies told in “coin flip” style experiments. I show that their estimates and confidence intervals are flawed. I demonstrate two better ways to estimate the probability distribution of what we really care about – the proportion of liars – and I provide R software to do this.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255–268
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of the Economic Science Association
Volume5
Issue number2
Early online date13 Jun 2019
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Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019
Peer-reviewedYes

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