Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/85045
Authors: 
Koukoumelis, Anastasios
Levati, M. Vittoria
Ploner, Matteo
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Jena Economic Research Papers 2013-028
Abstract: 
Previous studies have shown that other-regarding concerns are weakened under risky situations. Daily experience also suggests that people care more about an identifiable than about an unidentifiable third person. We report on an experiment designed to explore whether rendering the other identifiable - via a speechless video and the revelation of personal information - affects the relationship between other-regarding concerns and risk preferences when there is risk to one´s own and/or the other´s payoff. We find that the acquisition of information about the other has no effect on behavior. Regardless of the treatment, most of the participants are other-regarding with respect to expected payoff but self-oriented with respect to risk allocation.
Subjects: 
identifiability
other-regarding concerns
risk attitudes
JEL: 
C90
D63
D81
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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