Games 2012, 3(2), 78-96; doi:10.3390/g3020078
Article

What Behaviors are Disapproved? Experimental Evidence from Five Dictator Games

1,* email and 2,3email
Received: 28 February 2012; Accepted: 30 March 2012 / Published: 23 April 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Fairness in Games)
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract: The literature on social norms has often stressed that social disapproval is crucial to foster compliance with norms and promote fair and cooperative behavior. With this in mind, we explore the disapproval of allocation decisions using experimental data from five dictator games with a feedback stage. Our data suggests that subjects are heterogeneous in their disapproval patterns, distinguishing two main groups: (1) Subjects who only disapprove choices that harm them, and (2) subjects who disapprove socially inefficient choices.
Keywords: approval; disapproval; dictator game; experiment; social norms
PDF Full-text Download PDF Full-Text [247 KB, uploaded 23 April 2012 14:01 CEST]

Export to BibTeX |
EndNote


MDPI and ACS Style

López-Pérez, R.; Vorsatz, M. What Behaviors are Disapproved? Experimental Evidence from Five Dictator Games. Games 2012, 3, 78-96.

AMA Style

López-Pérez R, Vorsatz M. What Behaviors are Disapproved? Experimental Evidence from Five Dictator Games. Games. 2012; 3(2):78-96.

Chicago/Turabian Style

López-Pérez, Raúl; Vorsatz, Marc. 2012. "What Behaviors are Disapproved? Experimental Evidence from Five Dictator Games." Games 3, no. 2: 78-96.

Games EISSN 2073-4336 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert