Shared Experience and Third-Party Redistribution
Chavanne, D., McCabe, K.A. & Paganelli, M.P. Eastern Econ J (2018). DOI: 10.1057/s41302-018-0117-6
34 Pages Posted: 12 Jan 2010 Last revised: 31 Jan 2019
Date Written: June 18, 2018
Using a three-player dictator-game experiment, we find that similar performance during a shared experience with a real-effort task causes a redistributor to privilege the stakeholder who performed similarly. We generate the shared 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 perceptions of one’s own self-determination and social connectedness based on perceived similarities affect redistributive preferences.
Keywords: third parties, bias, experience, judgment
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