Taxation as a Consumption Behavior Modifier: An Experimental Economics Study

Title

Taxation as a Consumption Behavior Modifier: An Experimental Economics Study

Authors

Presenter(s)

Nolan E Sroczynski

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Description

Consumers are presented with various prices depending on where we shop, and what good we are purchasing. For example, buying clothing at a local store has a list price and then a sales tax is added at the register, whereas buying gas already has the tax applied to the sticker price. As organizations and governments attempt to reduce some consumption behaviors, there is reason to understand how various taxation can effect the buying behavior of the consumer. This research creates a behavioral economics study to analyze such effects in a laboratory setting which will allow future research to use such methods instead of using natural settings such as a store.

Publication Date

4-5-2017

Project Designation

Honors Thesis - Undergraduate

Primary Advisor

Marlon Williams

Primary Advisor's Department

Economics and Finance

Keywords

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Taxation as a Consumption Behavior Modifier: An Experimental Economics Study

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