Sharing the pie: the Lutheran is neither opportunistic nor generous
AbstractThis 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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religiosity; distribution of resources; inequity aversion;
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- C93 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Field Experiments
- D30 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - General
- Z12 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Religion
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