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Destructive behavior, judgment, and economic decision-making under thermal stress

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Accumulating evidence indicates that environmental temperature substantially affects economic outcomes and violence, but the reasons for this linkage are not well understood. We systematically evaluate the effect of thermal stress on multiple dimensions of economic decision-making, judgment, and destructive behavior with 2,000 participants in Kenya and the US who were randomly assigned to different temperatures in a laboratory. We find that most dimensions of decision-making are unaffected by...

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10.3386/w25785

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Economics
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-8096-0949
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Publisher:
National Bureau of Economic Research Publisher's website
Volume:
25785
Publication date:
2019-04-01
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pubs:1023423
URN:
uri:ea2ac4fb-977a-4c15-a459-909a2fb0d5f4
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uuid:ea2ac4fb-977a-4c15-a459-909a2fb0d5f4
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pubs:1023423

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