People are Conditional Rule Followers
9 Pages Posted: 17 May 2017
Date Written: May 2017
Experimental participants are more likely to follow an arbitrary rule the more of their peers do so as well. The difference between unconditional and conditional rule following is most pronounced for individuals who follow few rules unconditionally.
Keywords: conditional rule following, deontological motives, conditional cooperation, experiment
JEL Classification: A13, C91, D03, D63, K42
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