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An economic anatomy of culture: Attitudes and behaviour in inter- and intra-national ultimatum game experiments

  • Chuah, Swee-Hoon
  • Hoffmann, Robert
  • Jones, Martin
  • Williams, Geoffrey

We examine bargaining behaviour in experimental ultimatum games with Malaysian and UK subjects. Significant differences in offer levels between the two national groups are explained with reference to differences in their responses to particular dimensions of the World Values Survey questionnaire. These attitudinal differences are interpreted as cultural difference between the subject groups that are responsible for their differential behaviour.

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Volume (Year): 30 (2009)
Issue (Month): 5 (October)
Pages: 732-744

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Handle: RePEc:eee:joepsy:v:30:y:2009:i:5:p:732-744
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