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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 ...
The indexing impasse : is "the intersection approach" a solution?
(Discussion paper1998:24, Working paper, 1998-11)
Rawls (1971,1993) suggests that interpersonal comparisons of well-being should be based on a primary goods index, but it is well-known that in general this approach is not compatible with the Pareto principle. This is ...
Poverty measurement : the critical comparison value
(Discussion paper1998:23, Working paper, 1998-11)
The basic problem in poverty measurement is how to weigh the income of different groups. This is a normative problem on which people differ in opinion, and hence we should seek a way of dealing with the issue that takes ...
Teaching business in Tanzania : evaluating participation and performance
(Discussion paper2009:15, Working paper, 2009-10)
There is increased awareness that success among small scale entrepreneurs in developing countries requires more than microfinance, and that an important limiting factor for business growth is the level of human capital ...
Human and financial capital for microenterprise development : evidence from a field and lab experiment
(Discussion paper2011:1, Working paper, 2011-01)
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 ...
Tax policy and fair inequality
(Discussion paper;3/2012, Working paper, 2012-02)
The liberal egalitarian paradox
(Discussion paper2004:8, Working paper, 2004-06)
A liberal egalitarian theory of justice seeks to combine the values of equality, personal freedom and personal responsibility. It is considered a much more promising position than strict egalitarianism, because it supposedly ...
Who are the least advantaged?
(Discussion paper2004:34, Working paper, 2005-01)
The difference principle, introduced by Rawls (1971, 1993), is generally interpreted as leximin, but this is not how he intended it. Rawls explicitly states that the difference principle requires that aggregate benefits ...