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Preferencias sociales en la asignación de recursos a desplazados y ex combatientes - Una aproximación al caso colombiano desde la Economía Experimenta

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  • Stybaliz Castellanos Giovanini


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    This paper studies the social preferences of individuals in the allocation anddistribution of resources among displaced populations and former combatantsof outlaw groups in Colombia. Several tests are undertaken with the theoretical apparatus of Experimental Economics. The behavior of differentindividuals is examined on the basis of the new behavioral hypotheses of economic theory. The research shows the existence of social preferences amongindividuals, who take into account the utility or benefit of others in their preference systems (or in their objective function). Upon revealing their social preferences, individuals show that they are willing to accept the violation of a social distributive norm that allocates resources, and also that they are willing to compensate those individuals who consider that they are less well-off because of the inequality in the resulting allocation.Este trabajo estudia las preferencias sociales de los individuos en la asignación y distribución de recursos entre las poblaciones de desplazados y excombatientes de grupos al margen de la ley en Colombia; para tal efecto sedesarrollan varios experimentos con el enfoque de la Economía Experimental,y se analiza el comportamiento de distintos individuos con base en losnuevos argumentos comportamentales de la teoría económica. La investigaciónconfirma la existencia de preferencias sociales en los individuos cuandoconsideran la utilidad o beneficio de los otros en su sistema de preferencias(o en su función objetivo). Al revelar sus preferencias sociales, los individuos muestran que están dispuestos a sancionar la violación de una norma social distributiva de la asignación de recursos, y también a compensar a los que consideran perjudicados por la inequidad en la asignación resultante.

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    Paper provided by UNIVERSIDAD DEL NORTE in its series DOCUMENTOS IEEC with number 007130.

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    Length: 56
    Date of creation: 14 Nov 2009
    Handle: RePEc:col:000383:007130
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