Communication and group behavior in economic decision making
This thesis analyses communication and group behavior as an integral part of economic decision making. Communication as both the dependent and independent variable are examined. In the five chapters, four laboratory experiments and one natural experiment are used to look at the interplay between communication and group behavior. The results suggest that the type of communication is as important as the content of communication. Furthermore, the interdependencies between group behavior and communication play an important role and point to the need to analyze those aspects together.