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dc.contributor.authorMatthey, Astriden_US
dc.contributor.authorRegner, Tobiasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-07en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-11T09:29:50Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-11T09:29:50Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/56857-
dc.description.abstractWe investigate to what extent genuine social preferences can explain observed other-regarding behavior. In a dictator game variant subjects can choose whether to learn about the consequences of their choice for the receiver. We find that a majority of subjects showing other-regarding behavior when the payoffs of the receiver are known, choose to ignore these consequences if possible. This behavior is inconsistent with preferences about outcomes. Other-regarding behavior may also be explained by avoiding cognitive dissonance as in Konow (2000). Our experiment's choice data is in line with this approach. In addition, we successfully relate individual behavior to proxies for cognitive dissonance.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniv. [u.a.] Jenaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJena economic research papers 2010,077en_US
dc.subject.jelC72en_US
dc.subject.jelD01en_US
dc.subject.jelC91en_US
dc.subject.jelD80en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordsocial preferencesen_US
dc.subject.keywordother-regarding behavioren_US
dc.subject.keywordexperimentsen_US
dc.subject.keywordsocial dilemmaen_US
dc.subject.keywordcognitive dissonanceen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Beziehungenen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Wohlfahrtsfunktionen_US
dc.subject.stwKognitionen_US
dc.subject.stwGefangenendilemmaen_US
dc.subject.stwTesten_US
dc.titleDo i really want to know? A cognitive dissonance-based explanation of other-regarding behavioren_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn641193823en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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