The Role of Egalitarian Motives in Altruistic Punishment
Atkinson Graduate School of Management, Willamette University
Christopher T. Dawes
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Political Science
James H. Fowler
UC San Diego Division of Social Sciences; UC San Diego School of Medicine
University of California, Davis
State University of New York (SUNY) - Department of Political Science
May 17, 2007
We conduct experiments in which subjects participate in both a game that measures preferences for income equality and a public goods game involving costly punishment. The results indicate that individuals who care about equality are those who are most willing to punish free-riders in public goods games.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 26working papers series
Date posted: August 20, 2007
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