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The importance of risk tolerance and knowledge when considering the evolution of inequity responses across the primates

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  • DeAngelo, Gregory
  • Brosnan, Sarah F.

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Researchers studying human and non-human primates have begun exploring deviations from the canonical model of expected utility. Additionally, researchers have examined the role of inequality in decision-making across the taxa. However, these two research programs are rarely combined. In this paper we offer an examination of the role and impact of risk and inequity on decision-making in both human and non-human primates. We also offer insights into what drives these observed differences, considering a range of explanations from biological to methodological.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.

Volume (Year): 90 (2013)
Issue (Month): S ()
Pages: S105-S112

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jeborg:v:90:y:2013:i:s:p:s105-s112

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Keywords: Inequity; Risk; Prosocial behavior; Other-regarding behavior; Non-human primates; Comparative research;

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