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Rich meets poor : an international fairness experiment
(Discussion paper2008:22, Working paper, 2008-10)
Why do people in rich countries not transfer more of their income to people in the world's poorest countries? To study this question and the relative importance of needs, entitlements, and nationality in people's social ...
Modeling individual choices in experiments : reply to Conte and Moffatt
(Discussion paper2009:7, Working paper, 2009-07)
In a comment to Cappelen, Hole, Sørensen, and Tungodden (2007b), Conte and Moffatt (2009) challenge our use of a random utility model when studying individual choices in a fairness experiment. They propose an alternative ...
Face-saving or fair-minded : what motivates moral behavior?
(Discussion paper;5/2013, Working paper, 2013-02)
We study the relative importance of intrinsic moral motivation and extrinsic social motivation in explaining behavior in the dictator game. We introduce a novel design that manipulates these two dimensions. The paper ...
Just luck: an experimental study of risk taking and fairness
(Discussion paper2010:4, Working paper, 2010-01)
Choices involving risk significantly affect the distribution of income and wealth in society, but there is probably no more contentious question of justice than how to allocate the gains and losses that inevitably result ...
Do non-enforceable contracts matter? Evidence from an international lab experiment
(Discussion paper;2/2012, Working paper, 2012-02)
Many verifiable contracts are impossible or difficult to enforce. This applies to contracts among family and friends, contracts regulating market transactions, and sovereign debt contracts. Do such non-enforceable contracts ...
The pluralism of fairness ideals : an experimental approach
(Discussion paper2005:12, Working paper, 2005-09)
A core question in the contemporary debate on distributive justice is how the fair distribution of income is affected by differences in talent and effort. Important theories of distributive justice, such as strict ega ...
The importance of moral reflection and self-reported data in a dictator game with production
(Discussion paper2007:40, Working paper, 2007-12)
This paper studies how individual behavior is affected by moral reflection in a dictator game with production, and the informational value of self-reported data on fairness. We find that making individuals reflect on ...
Willingness to compete in a gender equal society
(Discussion paper;24/2012, Working paper, 2012-12)
Efficiency, equality and reciprocity in social preferences : a comparison of students and representative population
(Discussion paper2010:28, Working paper, 2010-11)
The debate between Engelmann and Strobel (2004, 2006) and Fehr, Naef, and Schmidt (2006) highlights the important question of the extent to which lab experiments on student populations can serve to identify the motivational ...
Leadership and incentives
(Discussion Papers;2/2014, Working paper, 2014-01)
We study how leader compensation affects public goods provision. We report from a lab experiment with four treatments, where the base treatment was a standard public goods game with simultaneous contribution decisions, ...