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Culture, nationality and demographics in ultimatum games

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  • Anabela Botelho

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    (NIMA, Universidade do Minho)

  • Mark A. Hirsch

    (Murray State University)

  • Elisabet E. Rutstrom

    (University of South Carolina)

Abstract

We use experimental data collected in Russia and in the United States using a simple ultimatum game to evaluate two alternative hypotheses that may account for previously observed behavior in multinational experiments. One hypothesis postulates that behavioral differences observed in bargaining experiments arise from country-specific cultural environments. We submit the alternative hypothesis that different behavior in such experiments stems from differences in the demographic characteristics of the subject pools within each country. Because of its simplicity, our experimental design allows us to discriminate between these two hypotheses. Our findings support the alternative hypothesis.

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Paper provided by Núcleo de Investigação em Microeconomia Aplicada (NIMA), Universidade do Minho in its series NIMA Working Papers with number 7.

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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2000
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Handle: RePEc:nim:nimawp:7/2000

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Keywords: multinational experiments; ultimatum bargaining;

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