46 Pages Posted: 12 Jan 2010 Last revised: 2 Jul 2016
Date Written: June 14, 2016
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.
Keywords: third parties, bias, experience, judgment
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Chavanne, David and McCabe, Kevin A. and Paganelli, Maria Pia, Shared Self-Determined Experience and Third-Party Redistribution: A Laboratory Experiment (June 14, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1534942 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1534942