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The effect of stakes in distribution experiments

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  • Carpenter, Jeffrey
  • Verhoogen, Eric
  • Burks, Stephen

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We replicate previous results showing that stakes do not affect offers in the Ultimatum Game and show that stakes also have no effect on allocations in the Dictator Game. Both results are robust to the inclusion of demographic factors.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 86 (2005)
Issue (Month): 3 (March)
Pages: 393-398

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:86:y:2005:i:3:p:393-398

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