The Role of Egalitarian Motives in Altruistic Punishment
26 Pages Posted: 20 Aug 2007
Date Written: 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.
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