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Reciprocity and Giving in a Consecutive Three-Person Dictator Game with Social Interaction


  • Gunter Bahr
  • Till Requate


type="main" xml:id="geer12013-abs-0001"> We study pure indirect reciprocity by setting up a modified dictator game with three players A, B, and C acting sequentially. Subject A takes a share of a pie and passes the rest to subject B, while B divides the rest between herself and C. We find that this consecutive three-person dictator game increases generosity compared with the traditional two-person dictator game. We analyze the influence of social interaction and uncertainty. In treatments with certainty we observe pure indirect reciprocity: B indirectly reciprocates for A's behavior in the decision on how generous to be to C.

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  • Gunter Bahr & Till Requate, 2014. "Reciprocity and Giving in a Consecutive Three-Person Dictator Game with Social Interaction," German Economic Review, Verein für Socialpolitik, vol. 15(3), pages 374-392, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:germec:v:15:y:2014:i:3:p:374-392

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    1. António Osório, 2017. "A Sequential Allocation Problem: The Asymptotic Distribution of Resources," Group Decision and Negotiation, Springer, vol. 26(2), pages 357-377, March.
    2. Osório, António (António Miguel), 2016. "A Sequential Allocation Problem: The Asymptotic Distribution of Resources," Working Papers 2072/266574, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Department of Economics.

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