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Fair Procedures: Evidence from Games Involving Lotteries

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  • Gary E Bolton
  • Jordi Brandts
  • Axel Ockenfels

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Procedures are the area where fairness arguably has its largest influence on modern societies. The experiments we report provide an initial characterisation of that influence and suggest new interpretations for some well-known results. We find that procedural fairness is conceptually distinct from allocation fairness, although the evidence also indicates that the two are linked in important ways. "Post hoc" extension of one of the current models of fairness illustrates this link and implies that a deeper understanding of procedural fairness will require investigation of competing fairness norms. Copyright 2005 Royal Economic Society.

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Article provided by Royal Economic Society in its journal The Economic Journal.

Volume (Year): 115 (2005)
Issue (Month): 506 (October)
Pages: 1054-1076

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Handle: RePEc:ecj:econjl:v:115:y:2005:i:506:p:1054-1076

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