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Main Title: Equality over intentionality: The normative social preferences of neutral third-parties
Author(s): Bosch-Rosa, Ciril
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: This paper studies whether intentionality is more prevalent than fairness in social preferences. We do this by introducing a new three-player game in which the choices of neutral third-party arbiters are isolated from any monetary or strategic concerns. This allows us to study the normative preferences of subjects, and to compare the relative weight they give to intentions and inequality. The results show that arbiters are mainly concerned with inequality, while other’s (selfish) intentions seem to play a minor role in their preferences. This result is robust to a series of experimental designs, suggesting that the role of intentions in social preferences might be smaller than implied by the previous literature.
Issue Date: 14-Nov-2018
Date Available: 22-Nov-2018
DDC Class: 330 Wirtschaft
Subject(s): three-player game
neutral third-party arbiters
Sponsor/Funder: DFG, TH 662/19-1, Open Access Publizieren 2017 - 2018 / Technische Universität Berlin
DFG, SFB 649, Ökonomisches Risiko
Journal Title: PLOS ONE
Publisher: PLOS
Publisher Place: San Francisco, California, US
Volume: 13
Issue: 11
Article Number: e0205240
Publisher DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0205240
ISSN: 1932-6203
Appears in Collections:FG Makroökonomik » Publications

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