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Let me sleep on it: Delay reduces rejection rates in ultimatum games

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  • Grimm, Veronika
  • Mengel, Friederike

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Delaying acceptance decisions in the Ultimatum Game drastically increases acceptance of low offers. While in treatments without delay less than 20% of low offers are accepted, 60-80% are accepted as we delay the acceptance decision by around 10Â min.

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  • Grimm, Veronika & Mengel, Friederike, 2011. "Let me sleep on it: Delay reduces rejection rates in ultimatum games," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 111(2), pages 113-115, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:111:y:2011:i:2:p:113-115
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