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Measuring trust, reciprocity and altruism by counterfactuals

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  • Di Bartolomeo Giovanni
  • Papa Stefano

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Our paper aims to investigate conditional and unconditional motivations in investment games by using a counterfactual methodology and attitudinal survey and self-reported information about participants’ behavior. We have combined different methodologies to verify the coherence between participants’ actions, beliefs and perceptions

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Paper provided by Department of Communication, University of Teramo in its series wp.comunite with number 0099.

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Keywords: Conditional and unconditional other-regarding preferences; triadic approach; investment game; frame effect;

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