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Beyond Procedural Fairness and Reciprocity

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  • Chlass, Nadine

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    (Friedrich Schiller University, Germany)

  • Güth, Werner

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    (Max Planck Institute of Economics, Germany)

  • Miettinen, Topi

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    (Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics)

Abstract

Most research in economics models agents somehow motivated by outcomes. Here, we model agents motivated by procedures instead, where procedures are defined independently of an outcome. To that end, we design procedures which yield the same expected outcomes or carry the same information on other's intentions while they have different outcome-invariant properties. Agents are experimentally confirmed to exhibit preferences over these which link to psychological attributes of their moral judgment.

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Paper provided by Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics, Stockholm School of Economics in its series SITE Working Paper Series with number 3.

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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: 13 Aug 2009
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:hasite:0003

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Keywords: procedural preferences; experiment; procedural fairness;

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