traveller2 (traveller2) wrote,

Вот какие бывают 'научные' исследования

CHOI, J. P. (2011), UP OR DOWN? A MALE ECONOMIST'S MANIFESTO ON THE TOILET SEAT ETIQUETTE. Economic Inquiry, 49: 303–309. doi: 10.1111/j.1465-7295.2009.00277.x

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Choi: Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824. Phone 51-353-7281, Fax 517-432-1068, E-mail


This paper develops an economic analysis of the toilet seat etiquette. I investigate whether there is any efficiency justification for the presumption that men should leave the toilet seat down after use. I find that the “down rule” is inefficient unless there is a large asymmetry in the inconvenience costs of shifting the position of the toilet seat across genders. I show that the “selfish” or the “status quo” rule that leaves the toilet seat in the position used dominates the down rule in a wide range of parameter spaces including the case where the inconvenience costs are the same. (JEL D7, H4)
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