Dataset: The Law and Economics of Relational Contracts, 2013

Abstract

The economy is full of relational contracts, norms and codes of conduct that affect behavior of individuals within firms and business dealing between firms. Most contractual relationships are both formal and relational: The parties know that they have a legally binding (formal) contract that governs the basic parts of their exchange, but they also know that many of the expectations and promises that are made during their ongoing contractual relationship cannot be enforced by a court of law, and thus need to be based on trust. The aim of the research project “The Law and Economics of Relational Contracts” was to analyze how the interaction between formal contracts, legal institutions and relational contracts affect i) incentives within and between firms and ii) the boundaries and scope of firms. More broadly, the provision and/or effect of incentives in situations where legal institutions are imperfect and/or humans are motivated by more than money were analyzed. Theoretical models were developed and controlled laboratory experiments conducted. The project includes two subprojects: "Repeated money game" (project 1) and “The prisoners dilemma with an infinite horizon” (project 2).  

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Variable Groups

Full Title

The Law and Economics of Relational Contracts, 2013

Identification Number

NSD2273

Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
Kvaløy, Ola University of Stavanger

Producer

Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Kvaløy, Ola University of Stavanger UiS Principal Investigator

Copyright

Copyright (C) 2013 Ola Kvaløy, University of Stavanger

Funding Agency/Sponsor

Name Abbreviation Role Grant
The Research Council of Norway RCN 196873
The University of Stavanger UiS

Data Distributor

Name Affiliation Abbreviation
NSD - Norwegian Centre for Research Data NSD

Version

Date: 2016-01-04

Notes

Original data from Ola Kvaløy, University of Stavanger are documented and prepared, first NSD-version.

Bibliographic Citation

"The Law and Economics of Relational Contracts, 2013". Data collected by Ola Kvaløy, The University of Stavanger. First NSD edition, Bergen 2016.

List of Keywords

Topic Classification

Time Period Covered

Start End Cycle
2010 2014

Date of Collection

Start End Cycle
2012-03-22 2012-03-22 Project 1
2013-05-23 2013-03-24 Project 2

Country

Norway  (NO)

Geographic Coverage

Country

Geographic Unit

Municipality

Unit of Analysis

Individual

Universe

Students at the University of Stavanger.

Kind of Data

Experimental data

Time Method

Cross-sectional survey

Data Collector

Kvaløy, Ola, University of Stavanger  (UiS)

Sampling Procedure

The sample was drawn from students enrolled at the University of Stavanger.
Project 1: 196 students.  
Project 2: 120 students.

Mode of Data Collection

Laboratory observation

Location

Availability Status

NSD can in agreement with the Principal Investigator make data from "The Law and Economics of Relational Contracts, 2013" available when ordered. After 01.01.2019 the data will be available for research, teaching and students/research purposes when ordered.

Extent of Collection

2 data files; different formats can be made.

Restrictions

NSD can in agreement with the Principal Investigator make data from "The Law and Economics of Relational Contracts, 2013" available when ordered. After 01.01.2019 the data will be available for research, teaching and students/research purposes when ordered.

Citation Requirement

Users are obliged to refer to producer and distributor of the data by writing the following in forewords or footnotes in eventual publications:
"(Some of) the data applied in the analysis in this publication are based on "The Law and Economics of Relational Contracts, 2013". The survey was financed by The Reasearch Council of Norway. The data are provided by Ola Kvaløy, University of Stavanger and prepared and made available by the NSD - Norwegian Centre for Research Data. Neither Ola Kvaløy, The University of Stavanger, The Research Council of Norway nor NSD are responsible for the analysis/interpretation of the data presented here.

Deposit Requirement

Access to data is given on the condition that NSD gets a PDF-file of eventual reports that are written on the basis of the data. This to ensure best possible information of the use of data we distribute.

Conditions

The order form has to include name, institutional affiliation, project title, information about sources of financing and postal address. A declaration of secrecy has to be signed before delivery of data.

Disclaimer

Neither Ola Kvaløy, The University of Stavanger, The Research Council of Norway nor NSD are responsible for the analysis/interpretation of the data presented here.

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