60 Pages Posted: 27 Mar 2019
Date Written: March 2019
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
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