Apr 5, 2013

Intelligence and bribing behavior

We investigate the relationship between intelligence and bribing behavior in a simple one-shot game of corruption. We find a robust relationship between intelligence and the probability of bribing in which a higher intelligence quotient (IQ) leads to a lower probability of bribing in the game. This result holds after controlling for other determinants such as gender, attitude toward corruption, and perceptions of corruption. By revealing the gender of the matched player, we also show that gender perceptions of corruption are strong determinants of bribery.
Source: "Intelligence and bribing behavior in a one-shot game" (Shaw, Vásquez,  & LeClair, The Journal of Socio-Economics, June 2013). I did not find a draft online.

See two related posts:

1) What is the link between intelligence and corruption?

2) IQs predict differences in the technological development of nations from 1000 BC through 2000 AD.

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