Daniel Houser () and
Erte Xiao ()
Economics Letters, 2010, vol. 109, issue 1, pages 20-23
We report data from a laboratory experiment using dictator games to inform individual preferences over punishment outcomes. We find that many people punish after receiving disadvantageous outcomes, and those who do systematically prefer to use punishment to create self-advantageous inequality.
Keywords: Inequality; Punishment; Dictator; game; Intentions; Experimental; economics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Working Paper: Inequality-Seeking Punishment (2009)
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