Behavior under Extreme Conditions: The Titanic Disaster

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Bruno S. Frey; David A. Savage; Benno Torgler;
  • Journal: Journal of Economic Perspectives,volume 25,issue 1 Winter,pages209-22
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1257/jep.25.1.209
  • Subject:
    • jel: jel:C93 | jel:D12 | jel:D80 | jel:Z13

During the night of April 14, 1912, the RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg on her maiden voyage. Two hours and 40 minutes later she sank, resulting in the loss of 1,501 lives—more than two-thirds of her 2,207 passengers and crew. This remains one of the deadliest peac... View more
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