Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/31756
Authors: 
Güth, Werner
Kliemt, Hartmut
Levati, Maria Vittoria
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
Jena economic research papers 2008,092
Abstract: 
Human decision making is a process guided by different and partly competing mo-tivations that can each dominate behavior and lead to different effects depending on strength and circumstances. Over-stylizing” neglects such competing concerns and context-dependence, although it facilitates the emergence of elaborate general theories. We illustrate by examples from social dilemma experiments and inequality aversion theories that sweeping empirical claims should be avoided.
Subjects: 
Context-dependent preferences
experimental economics
equity theo-ries
JEL: 
A11
D63
D70
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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