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Voting on a Sharing Norm in a Dictator Game

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dc.contributor.author Vanberg, Christoph en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T15:17:49Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T15:17:49Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-01-06 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-01-06 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/4485
dc.description.abstract "I conduct an experiment to assess whether majority voting on a nonbinding sharing norm affects subsequent behavior in a dictator game. In a baseline treatment, subjects play a one shot dictator game. In a voting treatment, subjects are first placed behind a 'veil of ignorance' and vote on the amount that those chosen to be dictators 'should' give. The outcome of the vote is referred to as a 'non-binding agreement.' The results show that a norm established in this fashion does not induce more 'fairness' on the part of those subsequently chosen to be dictators. In fact, dictators were significantly more likely to offer nothing under the treatment. I outline a simple model to account for this 'crowding out' effect of a norm that may demand 'too much' of some subjects." en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Jena Economic Research Papers, no. 2007-036 en_US
dc.subject dictator game en_US
dc.subject communication en_US
dc.subject voting en_US
dc.subject economics en_US
dc.subject reciprocity en_US
dc.subject fairness en_US
dc.title Voting on a Sharing Norm in a Dictator Game en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries Friedrich-Schiller-University and the Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena, Germany en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.subject.sector Theory en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal JENA Economic Research Papers en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 036 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth May en_US

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