Preferences for Non-Interference in Pay
32 Pages Posted: 8 Feb 2020 Last revised: 21 Aug 2020
Date Written: January 7, 2020
A recent literature points to individuals having preferences for autonomy. Autonomy includes an individual’s ability to choose a course of actions that meaning-fully affects his or her outcomes as well as an individual enjoying a certain degree of non-interference from others. In this paper we focus on the non-interference from others and show that preferences for non-interference may be important for at least a half of the autonomy-seeking individuals.
Keywords: Independence, freedom, non-interference, authority, control, Becker-DeGroot-Marschak mechanism, laboratory experiment
JEL Classification: C91, D01, D91, M54
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