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The limits of Consequentialism: An experimental approach

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  • Fernado Aguiar

    (IESA/CSIC)

  • Pablo Brañas-Garza

    () (Department of Economic Theory and Economic History, University of Granada)

Abstract

Over the last two decades there has been a complex debate about the nature and limits of the consequentialism. Using these ideas this paper revises giving (altruism) in experimental dicatator games. We use results from several experimental papers plus an experiment ad-hoc designed to motivate altruism.

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  • Fernado Aguiar & Pablo Brañas-Garza, 2005. "The limits of Consequentialism: An experimental approach," ThE Papers 05/17, Department of Economic Theory and Economic History of the University of Granada..
  • Handle: RePEc:gra:wpaper:05/17
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    1. Branas-Garza, Pablo, 2006. "Poverty in dictator games: Awakening solidarity," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 60(3), pages 306-320, July.
    2. Pablo Brañas-Garza & Miguel Angel Durán & María Paz Espinosa, 2005. "The role of personal involvement and responsibility in dictatorial allocations: a classroom investigation," ThE Papers 05/21, Department of Economic Theory and Economic History of the University of Granada..

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    Keywords

    dictator game; fairness; consequentialism;

    JEL classification:

    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • D64 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Altruism; Philanthropy; Intergenerational Transfers
    • C91 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Individual Behavior

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