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Title:Do people care about context? Framing effects in dictator games PDF Logo
Authors:Dreber, Anna
Ellingsen, Tore
Johannesson, Magnus
Rand, David G.
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance 738
Abstract:Many previous experiments document that behavior in multi-person settings responds to the name of the game and the labeling of strategies. Usually these studies cannot tell whether frames affect preferences or beliefs. In this Dictator game study, we investigate whether social framing effects are also present when only one of the subjects makes a decision, in which case the frame may only affect preferences. We find that behavior is insensitive to social framing.
Subjects:beliefs
preferences
framing effects
altruism
cooperation
JEL:C70
C91
D03
D64
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance, EFI - The Economic Research Institute, Stockholm School of Economics

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