Honesty Pledges

Together with Prof. Yuval Feldman, we study how ex-ante honesty pledges can be used to regulate, reduce and prevent dishonesty, increase compliance, and enhance trust between governments and the public. Generally, our studies show that honesty pledges can reduce dishonesty signficantly, considerably also compared to fines, and consistently across time as well as across different individuals or various extents of unethical behaviors. 

Presentation at the Behavioral Science and Policy Association Conference: 

Presentation at 2021 Society for Judgment and Decision-Making Conference - https://youtu.be/qC2Hf-pFtc0?t=2386 

Published articles
Peer, E., & Feldman, Y. (2021). Honesty pledges for the behaviorally-based regulation of dishonesty. Journal of European Public Policy, 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2021.1912149

Working papers
Pe'er, Eyal and Feldman, Yuval, Pledging to Behave Honestly (September 10, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3721312 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3721312

Hilo-Merkovich, Peer, E. & Feldman, Y. Affidavit Aversion: Public Preferences for Trust-Based Policy Instruments. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3940999 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3940999

Research Reports
Peer, E. & Feldman, Y. (2021). Using Pledges to reduce cheating, increase credible reporting and reducing regulatory burden, Research Report for Israeli Ministry of Justice (in Hebrew)

Blogs and Press articles: 
Post on the NYU Law School Compliance and Enforcment Blog
Presentation at Ministry of Justice workshop (slides in Hebrew)
Honesty Pledges for COVID-19 regulation (at Ha'aretz in Hebrew)