Anyone Up for Helping the Fisherman's Wife? More Solidarity with Accidental Misery than with Man-Made Misery
AbstractWe experimentally examine the willingness to donate depending on whether “misery” has been randomly generated or self-inflicted by too high demands in bilateral negotiations. We find that randomness has a positive influence on the total amount of the donation. In the case of self-inflicted “misery”, we observe that the subject who may be perceived to have caused the unfavourable situation receives significantly less than the supposedly innocent subject.
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Volume (Year): 131 (2011)
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- Björn Frank & Sha Li & Heike Minich & Nina Muraro & Marco de Pinto & Christoph Sänger & Stephan Meisenzahl & Duncan Roth & Nils Saniter, 2009. "Anyone up for helping the Fisherman's wife? More solidarity with accidental misery than with man-made misery," MAGKS Papers on Economics 200930, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Department of Economics (Volkswirtschaftliche Abteilung).
- C91 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Individual Behavior
- D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
- D64 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Altruism; Philanthropy
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