An Exploration of the Content of Social Norms using Simple Games
AbstractThe literature on social norms stresses that compliance with norms is approved while deviance is disapproved. Based on this, we explore the content of social norms using experimental data from five dictator games with a feedback stage. Our data suggests that subjects either care about a reciprocity or an efficiency norm.
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approval; disapproval; dictator game; experiment; social Norms.;
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