Shared Self-Determined Experience and Third-Party Redistribution: A Laboratory Result
Kevin A. McCabe
George Mason University - Department of Economics; George Mason University School of Law
Maria Pia Paganelli
In a three-player dictator-game experiment, a shared self-determined experience with a stakeholder does not influence third-party redistribution. Varying whether a third-party decision maker and a stakeholder acquire stakes through an effortful activity or through random selection of a ticket generates the shared self-determined experience. Our results imply that perceptions of other people’s self-determination affect redistributive preferences more than perceptions of one’s own self-determination.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 33
Keywords: third parties, bias, experience, judgment
Date posted: January 12, 2010 ; Last revised: August 24, 2015
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