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Are people Samaritans or Avengers?

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  • Stefania Ottone

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    (EconomEtica - University of Milan Bicocca)

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This paper refers on an experiment comparing the propensity to punish unfair behavior with the desire to help the victims of unfairness, in presence of a budget constraint and without the expectation of a long-run pecuniary gain. The possibility that subjects' behavior changes when the initial endowment is earned instead of being randomly assigned is considered.

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Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

Volume (Year): 3 (2008)
Issue (Month): 10 ()
Pages: 1-3

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-07c90005

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