Applied Ethics and Morality Research Group
In 2021, a research group unique in its interdisciplinary approach to study dis/honesty in organizations was established at the Faculty of Business Administration, Prague University of Business and Economics. The group includes scholars working in the fields of business ethics, moral psychology, and experimental economics (see our publications). The group uses an in-house laboratory and has a large database of participants.
In addition to research, the group holds regular research seminars and is starting to work on the transfer of the-state-of-the-art findings to the business, government and non-profit sectors, and media.
||doc. Ing. Mgr. et Mgr. Štěpán Bahník, Ph.D. [mail]
Head of the research group; Associate Professor, Department of Management; specializes in judgment and decision-making, social and moral psychology, programming, methodology, and statistical analysis
|doc. Ing. Petr Houdek, Ph.D. [mail]
Associate Professor, Department of Management; specializes in behavioral economics
|doc. Ing. Marek Hudík, Ph.D. [mail]
Associate Professor at the Department of Managerial Economics; focuses on game theory, microeconomics, and experimental economics
||Ing. Tomáš Miklánek, M.A., Ph.D. [mail]
Research Associate at the Department of Managerial Economics; specializes in research of pro-social behavior and tax morale using experimental methods
|doc. PhDr. Lubomír Cingl, Ph.D. [mail]
Associate Professor at the Department of Managerial Economics; focuses on behavioral and experimental economics, with an interest also in neuroeconomics, cognitive science of religion, and public economics
|Doctoral Student||Ing. Mgr. Marek Vranka [mail]
PhD student in Business Economics and Management; focuses on behavioral interventions, moral and social psychology and participates in replication studies in psychology
|Researcher, Team Administrator||Mgr. Nikola Frollová, Ph.D. [mail]
PhD student in Business Economics and Management; focuses on leadership, managerial decision-making, and psychological interventions; responsible for organization of seminars and laboratory management
|Alumnus||Puneet Arora, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in the Economics and Public Policy area at the Management Development Institute, Gurgaon; worked at our faculty as a postdoctoral researcher during the 2022-2023 academic year; specializes in applied research using behavioral theories and experimental methods, particularly in the context of education and household finance
- Efendić, E., Van de Calseyde, P. P., Bahník, Š., & Vranka, M. A. (2023). Taking algorithmic (vs. human) advice reveals different goals to others. International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction, 1-10.
- Bahník, Š., & Vranka, M. (2022). No evidence of moral licensing in a laboratory bribe-taking task. Scientific Reports, 12, 13860.
- Bahník, Š., & Vranka, M. A. (2022). Experimental test of the effects of punishment probability and size on the decision to take a bribe. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 97, 101813.
- Chadimová, K., Cahlíková, J., & Cingl, L. (2022). Foretelling What Makes People Pay: Predicting the Results of Field Experiments on TV Fee Enforcement. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 100, 101902.
- Katuščák, P., & Miklánek, T. (2022). What drives conditional cooperation in public good games? Experimental Economics, 1-33. doi: 10.1007/s10683-022-09756-9
- Tkáčik, M., & Houdek, P. (2022). Born on the first of April: The changes in the birth grant and its effect on the duration of the pregnancy. Applied Economics Letters. doi: 10.1080/13504851.2022.2130863
- Urban, J., Bahník, Š., & Braun Kohlová, M. (2022). Pro-Environmental Behavior Triggers Moral Inference, Not Licensing by Observers. Environment and Behavior, 00139165231163547.
- Frollová, N., Vranka, M., & Houdek, P. (2021). A qualitative study of perception of a dishonesty experiment. Journal of Economic Methodology, 28(3), 274–290.
- Houdek, P., Bahník, Š., Hudík, M., & Vranka, M. (2021). Selection Effects on Dishonest Behavior. Judgment and Decision Making, 16(2), 238–266.
- Prochazka, J., Fedoseeva, Y., & Houdek, P. (2021). A field experiment on dishonesty: A registered replication of Azar et al. (2013). Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 90, 101617.
- Suseno, Y., Chang, C., Hudík, M., Fang, E., & Liu, N. (2021). Why do employees engage in counterproductive work behaviours? Cultural values and white-collar employees in China. Motivation and Emotion, 45, 397–421.
- Urban, J., Braun Kohlová, M., & Bahník, Š. (2021). No Evidence of Within-Domain Moral Licensing in the Environmental Domain. Environment and Behavior, 53, 1070–1094.
- Vranka, M. A., Hudík, M., Frollová, N., Bahník, Š., Sýkorová, M., & Houdek, P. (2021). Honesty of Online Workers: A Field Experiment shows no Evidence of Self-Selection of Cheaters to a Cheating-enabling Work Environment. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 94, 101730.
- Cahlíková, J., Cingl, L. & Levely, I. (2020). “How Stress Affects Performance and Competitiveness across Gender” Management Science 66(8) 3295–3310.
- Cingl, L., & Korbel, V. (2020). External validity of a laboratory measure of cheating: Evidence from Czech juvenile detention centers. Economics Letters, 191, 109094.
- Urban, J., Bahník, Š., & Braun Kohlová, M. (2019). Green consumption does not make people cheat: Three attempts to replicate moral licensing effect due to pro-environmental behavior. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 63, 139–147.
- Vranka, M., Frollová, N., Pour, M., Novakova, J., & Houdek, P. (2019). Cheating customers in grocery stores: A field study on dishonesty. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 83, 101484.
- Bahník, Š., & Vranka, M. (2018). Predictors of Bribe-Taking: The Role of Bribe Size and Personality. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 1511.
- Houdek, P. (2017). Is Behavioral Ethics Ready for Giving Business and Policy Advice? Journal of Management Inquiry, 28(1), 48–56.
- Causal role of environmental identity in pro-environmental behavior, Co-PI: Štěpán Bahník, Czech Science Foundation, 2023-2025
- Why don’t birds of a feather always flock together? Imperfect selection of cheaters in cheating-enabling environments, PI: Štěpán Bahník, Czech Science Foundation, 2023-2025
- Role of social preferences in cooperative behavior, PI: Tomáš Miklánek, Czech Science Foundation, 2022-2024
- Behavioral Organizational Politics: Experiments in Prosocial Political Behavior, PI: Petr Houdek, Czech Science Foundation, 2022-2024
- Experimental study of predictors of corrupt behavior, PI: Štěpán Bahník, Czech Science Foundation, 2019-2022
- Testing External Validity of Experiments on Dishonest Behavior, PI: Petr Houdek, Czech Science Foundation, 2018-2021
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Past Research Seminars
The schedule of the seminars for spring 2023:
|15.2.; 16:00||Coby Morvinsky||Ben-Gurion University, Israel||Identifiability Theories in the Wild: Evidence from a Large Online Donation Platform|
|1.3; 16:00||Gergely Hajdu||
WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
|How does waiting affect dishonesty?|
|29.3.; 16:00||Marie Claire Villeval||National Center for Scientific Research, University of Lyon||Preferences for Truth-Telling: the Impact of Oaths in Financial Markets|
|12.4.; 16:00||Michael Zürn||Nuremberg Institute for Market Decisions||Maybe favors: How to get more good deeds done|
The schedule of the seminars for fall 2022:
|5. 10.; 16:00||Margarita Leib||University of Amsterdam||Corrupted by Algorithms? How AI-generated and Human-written Advice Shape (Dis)honesty|
|19. 10.; 16:00||Tom Gordon – Hecker||Ben-Gurion University of the Negev||Randomizing the tracks: A robust preference for randomization over inaction and directed-action in moral dilemmas|
|2. 11.; 16:00||Yochanan Bigman||Hebrew University of Jerusalem||How Algorithmic Discrimination Affects Moral Outrage and Stereotypes|
|16. 11.; 16:00||Avner Ben-Ner||University of Minnesota||Are responses to unethical behavior motivated by self-interest or moral concerns? Experimental evidence from receiver feedback in a sender-receiver deception game|
|30. 11.; 16:00||Philip Pärnamets||Karolinska Institutet||Trust in groups and trust in individuals|
The schedule of the seminars for spring 2022.
|10.3./13:00 – 14:00||Simon Columbus||University of Copenhagen||Monetary incentives and cooperation|
|7.4./13:00 – 14:00||Karolina Aleksandra Scigala||Corrupting the good people|
|28.4./ 13:00 – 14:00||Michał Białek||University of Wroclaw||Signalling through (moral) judgments: predictability dominates immediate consequences of our choices?|
|12.5./ 13:00 – 14:00||Armenak Antinyan||Cardiff Business School||Loss and Social Preferences|
|26.5./ 13:00 – 14:00||Nils Köbis||Center for Humans and Machines (Max Planck Institute for Human Development)||How ai influences human ethical behavior.|
The schedule of the seminars for fall 2021.
|11. 11. 2021; 17:00-18:30||Christian Truelsen Elbæk||University in Aarhus, Denmark||Material Scarcity and Unethical Economic Behavior: A systematic review and meta-analysis|
|25. 11. 2021; 17:00 – 18:30||Christoph Schild||University of Siegen, Germany||Predicting (monetarily incentivized) dishonesty|
|9. 12. 2021; 17:00 – 18:30||Katarzyna Cantarero||SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poland||Honesty interventions. Can short, appraisal interventions bolster honest behavior?|