When You Ask Zeus a Favor: The Third Party's Voice in a Dictator Game

14 Pages Posted: 4 Jun 2010

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Tetsuo Yamamori

Gunma National College of Technology - Department of General Education

Kazuhiko Kato

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Akihiko Matsui

University of Tokyo - Faculty of Economics

Abstract

We conducted a laboratory experiment on a dictator game with the option for a “voice” by a third party and compared it with the dictator game with a “voice” by the recipient. Our findings are as follows. The dictators' offers in response to an aggressive voice of the recipients are significantly lower than the dictators' offers in response to the corresponding voice of the third party. The dictators' responses to an aggressive voice differentiate the effects of the recipient's voice from those of the third party's.

Suggested Citation

Yamamori, Tetsuo and KATO, KAZUHIKO and Matsui, Akihiko, When You Ask Zeus a Favor: The Third Party's Voice in a Dictator Game. Japanese Economic Review, Vol. 61, No. 2, pp. 145-158, June 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1613361 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-5876.2009.00482.x

Tetsuo Yamamori (Contact Author)

Gunma National College of Technology - Department of General Education ( email )

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Gunma, 371-8530
Japan

KAZUHIKO KATO

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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Akihiko Matsui

University of Tokyo - Faculty of Economics ( email )

7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku
Tokyo 113-0033
Japan

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