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Framing effects in the Prisoner's Dilemma but not in the Dictator Game

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  • Sebastian Goerg

    () (Florida State University)

  • David Rand

    () (Yale University)

  • Gari Walkowitz

    () (University of Cologne)

Abstract

We systematically investigate prisoner's dilemma games and dictator games with valence framing. We find that give versus take frames influence subjects' behavior and beliefs in the prisoner's dilemma game but not in the dictator game.

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  • Sebastian Goerg & David Rand & Gari Walkowitz, 2017. "Framing effects in the Prisoner's Dilemma but not in the Dictator Game," Working Papers wp2017_02_01, Department of Economics, Florida State University.
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    Keywords

    Prisoner's Dilemma; Dictator Game; Framing; Give; Take; Cooperation; Generosity;

    JEL classification:

    • A13 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Social Values
    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
    • C91 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Individual Behavior
    • F51 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy - - - International Conflicts; Negotiations; Sanctions
    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification

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