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Gneezy, Uri

Overview
Works: 73 works in 189 publications in 4 languages and 1,475 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: HB74.P8, 330.019
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Most widely held works by Uri Gneezy
The why axis : hidden motives and the undiscovered economics of everyday life by Uri Gneezy( Book )

23 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A colorful examination of why people do what they do-- observed through the lens of incentives that can spur people to achieve-- as reviewed by two superstars revolutionizing economics
The why axis hidden motives and the undiscovered economics of everyday life by Uri Gneezy( Recording )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors are like anthropologists in that they embed themselves in the messy world to try and solve big, difficult problems, such as the gap between rich and poor students and the violence plaguing inner city schools. Their field experiments show how economic incentives can change outcomes. Their results will change the way people both think about and take action on big and little problems, and force listeners to rely no longer on assumptions, but upon the evidence of what really works
Discrimination and nepotism : the efficiency of the anonymity rule by Chaim Fershtman( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Putting behavioral economics to work : testing for gift exchange in labor markets using field experiments by Uri Gneezy( Book )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent discoveries in behavioral economics have led scholars to question the underpinnings of neoclassical economics. We use insights gained from one of the most influential lines of behavioral research -- gift exchange -- in an attempt to maximize worker effort in two quite distinct tasks: data entry for a university library and door-to-door fundraising for a research center. In support of the received literature, our field evidence suggests that worker effort in the first few hours on the job is considerably higher in the "gift" treatment than in the "non-gift treatment." After the initial few hours, however, no difference in outcomes is observed, and overall the gift treatment yielded inferior aggregate outcomes for the employer: with the same budget we would have logged more data for our library and raised more money for our research center by using the market-clearing wage rather than by trying to induce greater effort with a gift of higher wages
Quitting by Chaim Fershtman( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trust and discrimination in a segmented society : an experimental approach by Chaim Fershtman( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender differences in competition : evidence from a matrilineal and a patriarchal society by Uri Gneezy( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study uses a controlled experiment to explore whether there are gender differences in selecting into competitive environments across two distinct societies: the Maasai in Tanzania and the Khasi in India. One unique aspect of these societies is that the Maasai represent a textbook example of a patriarchal society whereas the Khasi are matrilineal. Similar to the extant evidence drawn from experiments executed in Western cultures, Maasai men opt to compete at roughly twice the rate as Maasai women. Interestingly, this result is reversed amongst the Khasi, where women choose the competitive environment more often than Khasi men, and even choose to compete weakly more often than Maasai men. We view these results as potentially providing insights into the underpinnings of the factors hypothesized to be determinants of the observed gender differences in selecting into competitive environments
Essays in behavioral economics by Uri Gneezy( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Price competition and market concentration : an experimental study by Martin Dufwenberg( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taboos : considering the unthinkable by Chaim Fershtman( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discrimination in a segmented society : an experimental approach by Chaim Fershtman( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Equity aversion by Chaim Fershtman( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A paper about employee behavior directed towards achieving higher wages
Presents or investments? : an experimental analysis by Uri Gneezy( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lo que importa es el porqué : los motivos económicos ocultos de nuestras acciones by Uri Gneezy( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Efficiency, reciprocity, and expectations in an experimental game by Martin Dufwenberg( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experimental investigation of perceived risk in finite random walk processes by Uri Gneezy( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hypothesis that, on average, people accurately estimate probabilities in random walk processes is experimentally investigated.Individuals are confronted with a process that starts with $X, and in every stage either goes up or down by $1, with probabilities p and 1 - p respectively.For different values of p, individuals were asked to estimate what is the chance that after 10 stages the system will be at a point higher than or equal to $X.Systematic mistakes in estimations were observed.In particular, estimations were centered around the stage-by-stage probability (p) rather then around the actual probability. Implication of this result to random walk processes in finance is considered
Toward an Understanding of Why People Discriminate Evidence from a Series of Natural Field Experiments by Uri Gneezy( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social scientists have presented evidence that suggests discrimination is ubiquitous: women, nonwhites, and the elderly have been found to be the target of discriminatory behavior across several labor and product markets. Scholars have been less successful at pinpointing the underlying motives for such discriminatory patterns. We employ a series of field experiments across several market and agent types to examine the nature and extent of discrimination. Our exploration includes examining discrimination based on gender, age, sexual orientation, race, and disability. Using data from more than 3000 individual transactions, we find evidence of discrimination in each market. Interestingly, we find that when the discriminator believes the object of discrimination is controllable, any observed discrimination is motivated by animus. When the object of discrimination is not due to choice, the evidence suggests that statistical discrimination is the underlying reason for the disparate behavior -- National Bureau of Economic Research web site
Ode to the sea : workplace organizations and norms of cooperation by Uri Gneezy( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The functioning and well-being of any society and organization critically hinges on norms of cooperation that regulate social activities. Empirical evidence on how such norms emerge and in which environments they thrive remains a clear void in the literature. To provide an initial set of insights, we overlay a set of field experiments in a natural setting. Our approach is to compare behavior in Brazilian fishermen societies that differ along one major dimension: the workplace organization. In one society (located by the sea) fishermen are forced to work in groups whereas in the adjacent society (located on a lake) fishing is inherently an individual activity. We report sharp evidence that the sea fishermen trust and cooperate more and have greater ability to coordinate group actions than their lake fishermen counterparts. These findings are consistent with the argument that people internalize social norms that emerge from specific needs and support the idea that socio-ecological factors play a decisive role in the proliferation of pro-social behaviors
Toward an understanding of reference-dependent labor supply : theory and evidence from a field experiment by Steffen E Andersen( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Perhaps the most powerful form of framing arises through reference dependence, wherein choices are made recognizing the starting point or a goal. In labor economics, for example, a form of reference dependence, income targeting, has been argued to represent a serious challenge to traditional economic models. We design a field experiment linked tightly to three popular economic models of labor supply-two behavioral variants and one simple neoclassical model-to deepen our understanding of the positive implications of our major theories. Consistent with neoclassical theory and reference-dependent preferences with endogenous reference points, workers (vendors in open air markets) supply more hours when presented with an expected transitory increase in hourly wages. In contrast with the prediction of behavioral models, however, when vendors earn an unexpected windfall early in the day, their labor supply does not respond. A key feature of our market in terms of parsing the theories is that vendors do not post prices rather they haggle with customers. In this way, our data also speak to the possibility of reference-dependent preferences over other dimensions. Our investigation again yields results that are in line with neoclassical theory, as bargaining patterns are unaffected by the unexpected windfall
Estimating Individual Ambiguity Aversion A Simple Approach by Uri Gneezy( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We introduce a simple, easy to implement instrument for jointly eliciting risk and ambiguity attitudes. Using this instrument, we structurally estimate a two-parameter model of preferences. Our findings indicate that ambiguity aversion is significantly overstated when risk neutrality is assumed. This highlights the interplay between risk and ambiguity attitudes as well as the importance of joint estimation. In addition, over our stakes levels we find no difference in the estimated parameters when incentives are real or hypothetical, raising the possibility that a simple hypothetical question can provide insights into an individuals preferences over ambiguity in such economic environments
 
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Alternative Names
Gneezy, U.

Gneezy, Uri

Gniyziy ʾWriy 1967-....

Gnizi, Uri, 1967-

Uri Gneezy conomiste isralien

Uri Gneezy Israeli economist

אורי גניזי

גניזי, אורי

גניזי אורי 1967-....

ニーズィー, ウリ

Languages
English (110)

Spanish (2)

Chinese (1)

Dutch (1)