Partial Norms

60 Pages Posted: 27 Mar 2019

See all articles by Giovanna D'Adda

Giovanna D'Adda

University of Milan - Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods (DEMM)

Martin Dufwenberg

University of Arizona - Department of Economics

Francesco Passarelli

University of Teramo

Guido Tabellini

Bocconi University - Department of Economics; Bocconi University - IGIER - Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research; Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute for Economic Research (CESifo)

Date Written: March 2019

Abstract

We consider an expanded notion of social norms that render them belief-dependent and partial, formulate a series of related testable predictions, and design an experiment based on a variant of the dictator game that tests for empirical relevance. Main results: Normative beliefs influence generosity, as predicted. Degree of partiality leads to more dispersion in giving behavior, as predicted.

Keywords: Consensus, Experiment, normative expectations, partial norms, Social norms

JEL Classification: C91, D91

Suggested Citation

D'Adda, Giovanna and Dufwenberg, Martin and Passarelli, Francesco and Tabellini, Guido, Partial Norms (March 2019). CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP13593. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3360060

Giovanna D'Adda (Contact Author)

University of Milan - Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods (DEMM) ( email )

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Milan, 20122
Italy

Martin Dufwenberg

University of Arizona - Department of Economics ( email )

McClelland Hall
Tucson, AZ 85721-0108
United States

Francesco Passarelli

University of Teramo ( email )

Campus Coste S. Agostino
Via R. Balzarini 1, Località Colleparco
Teramo, TE 64100
Italy

Guido Tabellini

Bocconi University - Department of Economics ( email )

Via Gobbi 5
Milan, 20136
Italy

Bocconi University - IGIER - Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research ( email )

Via Roentgen 1
Milan, 20136
Italy

Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute for Economic Research (CESifo)

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Munich, DE-81679
Germany

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