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Title:Listen: I am angry!: an experiment comparing ways of revealing emotions PDF Logo
Authors:Güth, Werner
Levati, Maria Vittoria
Issue Date:2007
Series/Report no.:Jena economic research papers 2007,096
Abstract:We report on an experiment designed to explore whether allowing individuals to voice their anger prevents costly punishment. For this sake, we use an ultimatum minigame and distinguish two treatments: one in which responders can only accept or reject the o®er, and the other in which they can also scold the proposer. By an unannounced successive two-person public goods game, with either the same partner or a di®erent one, we additionally explore how \having a voice a®ects later behavior. The evidence supports the conclusion that voicing one's outrage crowds out the need to harm oneself and the other. Yet, this emotional reaction does not lead to increased future cooperation.
Subjects:Ultimatum bargaining
Public goods game
Outrage
Punishment
JEL:C72
C78
C92
H41
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Jena Economic Research Papers, MPI für Ökonomik

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