Some months ago, BSF became suspicious of self-plagiarism by the discussion of four very similar articles by BSF and two co-authors on the sinking of the Titanic, published in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Rationality and Society. Here is an overview on the four papers; also have a look at the blog by journalist Olaf Storbeck.

David Autor, editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives, pleased BSF to comment on the situation. Afterwards, he meanly published the full correspondence in the journal.

Details provided in this table set up by Olaf Storbeck.


2011. "Correspondence: David H. Autor and Bruno S. Frey." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 25(3): 239–240. DOI:10.1257/jep.25.3.239.

Sascha L. Schmidt, Bruno S. Frey, David A. Savage, Benno Torgler (2011), "Auswirkungen von Macht auf das Überleben in Extremsituationen: Ein Vergleich der Titanic und Lusitania Schiffskatastrophen", Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 63(2), 237-254.

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