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Sharing the pie: the Lutheran is neither opportunistic nor generous

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  • Migheli, Matteo

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This paper studies how individual religiosity affects people's behaviour. In particular here I study the behaviour of the second players in a standard trust game. They have the possibility of sharing some resources between themselves and their game mates. It results that more religious people tend to choose an even allocation of these resources, whilst the less religious participants are either opportunistic or generous.

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Paper provided by Institute of Public Policy and Public Choice - POLIS in its series POLIS Working Papers with number 133.

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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2009
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Handle: RePEc:uca:ucapdv:133

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Keywords: religiosity; distribution of resources; inequity aversion;

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Cited by:
  1. Orso, Cristina Elisa, 2009. "Formal and informal sectors: Interactions between moneylenders and traditional banks in the rural Indian credit market," POLIS Working Papers 135, Institute of Public Policy and Public Choice - POLIS.
  2. Marchese, Carla & Ramello, Giovanni B., 2010. "In the beginning was the Word. Now is the Copyright," POLIS Working Papers 140, Institute of Public Policy and Public Choice - POLIS.
  3. Giuranno, Michele, 2009. "The logic of party coalitions with political activism and public financing," POLIS Working Papers 134, Institute of Public Policy and Public Choice - POLIS.

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