Header

UZH-Logo

Maintenance Infos

Identifying social norms using coordination games: Why does dictator game sharing vary?


Krupka, Erin L; Weber, Roberto A (2013). Identifying social norms using coordination games: Why does dictator game sharing vary? Journal of the European Economic Association, 11(3):495-524.

Abstract

We introduce an incentivized elicitation method for identifying social norms that uses simple coordination games. We demonstrate that concern for the norms we elicit and for money predict changes in behavior across several variants of the dictator game, including data from a novel experiment and from prior published laboratory studies, that are unaccounted for by most current theories of social preferences. Moreover, we find that the importance of social norm compliance and of monetary considerations is fairly constant across different experiments. This consistency allows prediction of treatment effects across experiments, and implies that subjects have a generally stable willingness to sacrifice money to take behaviors that are socially appropriate.

Abstract

We introduce an incentivized elicitation method for identifying social norms that uses simple coordination games. We demonstrate that concern for the norms we elicit and for money predict changes in behavior across several variants of the dictator game, including data from a novel experiment and from prior published laboratory studies, that are unaccounted for by most current theories of social preferences. Moreover, we find that the importance of social norm compliance and of monetary considerations is fairly constant across different experiments. This consistency allows prediction of treatment effects across experiments, and implies that subjects have a generally stable willingness to sacrifice money to take behaviors that are socially appropriate.

Statistics

Citations

Dimensions.ai Metrics
88 citations in Web of Science®
95 citations in Scopus®
313 citations in Microsoft Academic
Google Scholar™

Altmetrics

Downloads

183 downloads since deposited on 07 Aug 2013
41 downloads since 12 months
Detailed statistics

Additional indexing

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Language:English
Date:June 2013
Deposited On:07 Aug 2013 07:30
Last Modified:16 Feb 2018 17:26
Publisher:MIT Press
ISSN:1542-4766
Additional Information:The definitive version is available at www3.interscience.wiley.com
OA Status:Hybrid
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1111/jeea.12006

Download

Download PDF  'Identifying social norms using coordination games: Why does dictator game sharing vary?'.
Preview
Filetype: PDF
Size: 1MB
View at publisher
Download PDF  'Identifying social norms using coordination games: Why does dictator game sharing vary?'.
Preview
Content: Published Version
Language: English
Filetype: PDF
Size: 473kB