Framing Effects in the Prisoner's Dilemma But Not in the Dictator Game

17 Pages Posted: 8 Feb 2017

See all articles by Sebastian J. Goerg

Sebastian J. Goerg

Florida State University - Department of Economics; Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods

David G. Rand

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Gari Walkowitz

Technische Universität München (TUM) - School of Governance - Hochschule für Politik

Date Written: Jan 31, 2017

Abstract

We systematically investigate prisoner’s dilemma games and dictator games with valence framing. We find that give versus take frames influence subjects’ behavior and beliefs in the prisoner’s dilemma game but not in the dictator game.

Keywords: framing, cooperation, prosociality

JEL Classification: D03, C7, C9, C90, C91

Suggested Citation

Goerg, Sebastian J. and Rand, David G. and Walkowitz, Gari, Framing Effects in the Prisoner's Dilemma But Not in the Dictator Game (Jan 31, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2912982 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2912982

Sebastian J. Goerg

Florida State University - Department of Economics ( email )

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David G. Rand (Contact Author)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ( email )

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Gari Walkowitz

Technische Universität München (TUM) - School of Governance - Hochschule für Politik ( email )

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Munich, 80333
Germany

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