Why We Cheat – Replication Data

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Inequality and Redistribution Treatments. We also included treatments that were designed to determine whether subjects conditioned their compliance behaviour on the impact of the tax revenues on redistribution. Accordingly in the first equal salary treatment subjects get the same payment for correct answers to the real effort test (10 cents). This represents the least redistributive of the salary treatments. In the different salary treatment (Inequality) the two low performing subjects get 5 cents per correct answer
following: 10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, and 50%. We also have an endogenously determined tax
– one that is determined by majority vote.
Table 1: Summary of Tax Compliance Experimental Treatments
Session Participants Groups Tax Rate AR Block 1 AR Block 2 Treatment
1 24 6 10% 0% 100% Equal Salary File
2 24 6 20% 0% 100% Equal Salary File
3 24 6 30% 0% 100% Equal Salary File
4 24 6 40% 0% 100% Equal Salary File
5 24 6 50% 0% 100% Equal Salary File
6 20 5 10% 30% 70% Equal Salary File
7 24 6 20% 30% 70% Equal Salary File
8 20 5 30% 30% 70% Equal Salary File
9 24 6 40% 30% 70% Equal Salary File
10 24 6 10% 30% 70% Different Salary File
11 24 6 20% 30% 70% Different Salary File
12 20 5 30% 30% 70% Different Salary File
13 24 6 Endogenous 0% 100% Equal Salary File
14 20 5 Endogenous 30% 70% Equal Salary File
15 24 6 10% 0% 100% Different Salary File
16 12 3 20% 0% 100% Different Salary File
17 16 4 20% 0% 100% Different Salary File
18 20 5 30% 0% 100% Different Salary File
19 24 6 10% 0% 100% Different MPCR File
20 20 5 20% 0% 100% Different MPCR File
21 20 5 30% 0% 100% Different MPCR File
22 20 5 40% 0% 100% Different MPCR File

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