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The pleasure of being nasty

  • Abbink, Klaus
  • Sadrieh, Abdolkarim

We introduce the joy-of-destruction game. Two players each receive an endowment and simultaneously decide on how much of the other player's endowment to destroy. In a treatment without fear of retaliation, money is destroyed in almost 40% of all decisions.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 105 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3 (December)
Pages: 306-308

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