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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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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal European Journal of Political Economy.

    Volume (Year): 36 (2014)
    Issue (Month): C ()
    Pages: 135-146

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    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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