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Are people samaritans or avengers?

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  • Ottone, Stefania

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The aim of this experiment is twofold. First of all, I want to compare the human tendency to punish unfair behavior to the desire to help victims of that unfairness, in presence of a budget constraint and without the expectation of a long-run pecuniary gain. Secondly, I want to check whether players'behavior changes when the initial endowment is earned and not randomly assigned. Our experiment frame is the Solomon's game.

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Paper provided by Institute of Public Policy and Public Choice - POLIS in its series POLIS Working Papers with number 77.

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Length: 39 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2007
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