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When choosing to be almost certain of winning can be better than choosing to win with certainty

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Participants in dictator games often contribute significant sums to unknown beneficiaries. This has been interpreted as suggesting that participants like to be perc.eived as generous even in anonymous situations.

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  • Snir, Avichai, 2014. "When choosing to be almost certain of winning can be better than choosing to win with certainty," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 36(C), pages 135-146.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:poleco:v:36:y:2014:i:c:p:135-146
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2014.07.006
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    Allocations; Dictator; Experiments; Fairness; Lottery; Selfishness;
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    JEL classification:

    • D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior
    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement

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