The Paper the World Needs Right Now

21 December 2014 at 1:22 pm 10 comments

| Lasse Lien |

I strongly think this paper is both timely and useful.


Entry filed under: - Lien -, Ephemera, Papers, Recommended Reading.

Behavioral Contract Theory More on Strategy and Game Theory

10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Peter Klein  |  21 December 2014 at 3:01 pm

    You should have labeled your hypotheses H0, H0, H0.

  • 2. Lasse  |  21 December 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Ahhh, but of course…. I don’t know how we managed to overlook that one.

  • 3. Rafe Champion  |  22 December 2014 at 1:31 am

    Seminal work indeed!
    I think a follow-up with the same subjects is required to see if the results can be repeated.

  • 4. Lasse  |  22 December 2014 at 6:43 am

    Thanks Rafe,
    We will follow up annually until our l lavish goverment funding dries up

  • 5. Randy  |  22 December 2014 at 1:31 pm

    And of course, to maximize publishability, subsequent replications should be randomized control experiments. I’d suggest keeping the hipster(s) away from the good stuff.

  • 6. Lasse  |  22 December 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Thanks Randy. There is hardly a journal more prestigous than PNIS (hard) – the one we already published in. Actually, we would have conducted a fully randomized experiment but we worried that if we did, there simply would not be a journal in existence prestigous enough to publish our paper. So we had constrain the experimental design somewhat for the paper to be publishable. I mean, whats the use of writing a paper that you cannot find a journal prestigous enough to publish. I have fallen in that trap more times than I care to remember

  • 7. Peter Klein  |  22 December 2014 at 6:04 pm

    You’d probably get the famous Chinese rejection letter:

  • 8. Randy  |  22 December 2014 at 7:21 pm

    I was going to gush over Lasse’s clever riposte, but to discover the Chinese Rejection qualifies the entire thread for Best of the Year. I am humbled to be in the (virtual) presence of Greatness.

  • 9. Rafe Champion  |  26 December 2014 at 4:43 am

    Me too Randy! It is also gratifying to find out why so many of my papers have been rejected.

    Re the author who immediately resubmitted rejected stories to another magazine, what about resubmitting to the same place? I seem to recall a scandal where journals (or a journal) were tested by resubmitting papers and as often as not they were accepted the second time around.

    Actually I was going to quibble about some of the statistical analysis but it looks as though any improvement would only make the paper harder to publish, so don’t worry about it.

  • 10. Lasse  |  28 December 2014 at 5:05 pm


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