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Wie (un-)fair sind Ökonomen? Neue empirische Evidenz zur Marktbewertung und Rationalität

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  • Ruske, René
  • Suttner, Johannes
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    Der vorliegende Beitrag analysiert Unterschiede zwischen Ökonomen und Nicht-Ökonomen im Hinblick auf die Bewertung verschiedener Mechanismen zur Allokation einer knappen Ressource sowie den isolierten Einfluss von Rational Choice auf die Einstellung von Ökono-men. Zu diesem Zweck führten wir basierend auf Frey et al. (1993) und Haucap und Just (2010) unter über 600 Studenten verschiedener Fachrichtungen der Universität Münster eine Umfrage durch. Es zeigt sich, dass sich abhängig von ihrer Fachrichtung unterschiedliche Ansichten insbesondere über die Fairness des Marktmechanismus ergeben. Hauptsächlich ist dies auf Selbstselektionseffekte unter den Ökonomen zurückzuführen. Eine Konfrontation mit Rational Choice, mit der wir die Indoktrination der Ökonomen messen, führte aber kaum zu Änderungen bei der Einstellung der Ökonomen. -- The present document analyzes the differences between economists and non-economists with respect to the valuation of various mechanisms for the allocation of a scarce resource, as well as the isolated influence of rational choice on the fairness judgment of economists. For this purpose, we conducted a survey based on Frey et al. (1993) and Haucap and Just (2010) among more than 600 students of different fields of studies from the University of Münster. As a result, we show that there are different attitudes depending on the field of study, especially with regard to the fairness of the market mechanism. This fact could mainly be explained by self-selection effects of economists. Furthermore, this article shows that indoctrination with rational choice had almost no effect on the judgment of economists.

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    Paper provided by University of Münster, Center for Interdisciplinary Economics (CIW) in its series CIW Discussion Papers with number 03/2012.

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    Keywords: Ökonomen vs. Nicht-Ökonomen; Fairness; Rational Choice; Indoktrination; Selbstselektion; Economists vs. Non-economists; Fairness; Rational Choice; Indoctrination; Self-selection;

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