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An Economic Anatomy of Culture: Attitudes and Behaviour in Inter- and Intra-National Ultimatum Game Experiments

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  • Swee-Hoon Chuah

    (Nottingham University Business School)

  • Robert Hoffmann

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    (Nottingham University Business School)

  • Martin Jones

    (Department of Economic Studies, University of Dundee Nethergate)

  • Geoffrey Williams

    (University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus)

Abstract

The processes by which culture influences economic variables need to be exposed in order for the concept to be a useful tool for prediction and policy formulation. We investigate the attitudes and experimental behaviour of Malaysian and UK subjects to shed light on the nature of culture and the mechanisms by which it affects economic behaviour. Attitudinal dimensions of culture which significantly influence experimental game play are identified. This approach is offered towards a method to suitably quantify culture for economic analysis.

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Paper provided by The Centre for Decision Research and Experimental Economics, School of Economics, University of Nottingham in its series Discussion Papers with number 2005-11.

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Date of creation: May 2005
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Keywords: culture; ultimatum game; attitudes; world values survey; experiments;

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