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

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David Chavanne

Connecticut College - Economics Department

Kevin A. McCabe

George Mason University - Department of Economics

Maria Pia Paganelli

Trinity University

Date Written: June 18, 2018

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Chavanne, David and McCabe, Kevin A. and Paganelli, Maria Pia, Shared Experience and Third-Party Redistribution (June 18, 2018). Chavanne, D., McCabe, K.A. & Paganelli, M.P. Eastern Econ J (2018). DOI: 10.1057/s41302-018-0117-6, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1534942 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1534942

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 )

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Fairfax, VA 22030
United States

Maria Pia Paganelli

Trinity University ( email )

Dept. of Economics
One Trinity Place
San Antonio, TX 78212
United States

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