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Does being Elected Increase Subjective Entitlements? Evidence from the Laboratory

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  • Arne Robert Weiss

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    (Department of Economics, University of Köln, Germany)

  • Irenaeus Wolff

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    (Department of Economics, University of Konstanz, Germany and TWI Kreuzlingen, Switzerland)

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In Geng, Weiss, and Woff (2011), we pointed to the possibility that a voting mechanism may create or strengthen an entitlement effect in political-power holders relative to a random-appointment mechanism. This comment documents that such an effect, if it exists, is not robust.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Konstanz in its series Working Paper Series of the Department of Economics, University of Konstanz with number 2013-19.

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Length: 5 pages
Date of creation: 31 Oct 2013
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Handle: RePEc:knz:dpteco:1319

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Keywords: Elections; Electoral Campaigns; Dictator Game; Social Distance; Entitlement; Experiment;

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