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Shared Self-Determined Experience and Third-Party Redistribution: A Laboratory Experiment


David Chavanne


Connecticut College - Economics Department

Kevin A. McCabe


George Mason University - Department of Economics; George Mason University School of Law

Maria Pia Paganelli


Trinity University

October 1, 2015


Abstract:     
Using a three-player dictator-game experiment, we find that similar performance during a shared self-determined experience causes a redistributor to privilege the stakeholder who performed similarly. Sharing a self-determined experience, however, is not, in itself, sufficient to influence redistributive preferences. We generate the shared self-determined experience by varying whether a third-party decision maker and a stakeholder acquire money through an effortful activity or through random selection of a ticket. Our results have implications for how redistributive preferences are affected by perceptions of one’s own self-determination and by social connectedness based on perceived similarities.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 45

Keywords: third parties, bias, experience, judgment


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Date posted: January 12, 2010 ; Last revised: October 7, 2015

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Chavanne, David and McCabe, Kevin A. and Paganelli, Maria Pia, Shared Self-Determined Experience and Third-Party Redistribution: A Laboratory Experiment (October 1, 2015). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1534942 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1534942

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David Chavanne (Contact Author)
Connecticut College - Economics Department ( email )
New London, CT 06320
United States
Kevin A. McCabe
George Mason University - Department of Economics ( email )
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
United States
George Mason University School of Law ( email )
3301 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201
United States
Maria Pia Paganelli
Trinity University ( email )
Dept. of Economics
One Trinity Place
San Antonio, TX 78212
United States
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