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Heterogeneous Preferences and Collective Action

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dc.contributor.author Ahn, Toh-Kyeong
dc.contributor.author Ostrom, Elinor
dc.contributor.author Walker, James M.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-01T15:45:56Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-01T15:45:56Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/4697
dc.description.abstract "In recent years, scholars have turned to alternative representations of utility to capture motivational heterogeneity across individuals. In the research reported here, we examine two models of heterogeneous utility—linear-altruism and inequity-aversion—in the context of two-person, social dilemma games. Empirical tests are conducted drawing on data from experiments and surveys. We find that the model of inequity-aversion accounts for a substantial proportion of the preference types and behavior that are not explained by the standard model of self-interested preferences. In contrast, the altruism model does not provide a significant increase in explanatory power over the inequity aversion model." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject collective action en_US
dc.subject social dilemmas en_US
dc.subject game theory en_US
dc.subject motivation en_US
dc.subject heterogeneity en_US
dc.subject altruism en_US
dc.subject equity en_US
dc.subject cooperation en_US
dc.subject modeling en_US
dc.subject Workshop en_US
dc.title Heterogeneous Preferences and Collective Action en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.subject.sector Theory en_US

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