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Homepage:https://www.nhh.no/en/employees/faculty/alexander-wright-cappelen/
Workplace:Institutt for samfunnsøkonomi (Department of Economics), Norges Handelshøyskole (NHH) (Norwegian School of Economics), (more information at EDIRC)

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Working Papers

2023

  1. Cancel the deal? An experimental study on the exploitation of irrational consumers
    Discussion Paper Series in Economics, Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Economics Downloads
  2. Experimental Evidence on the Acceptance of Males Falling Behind
    Discussion Paper Series in Economics, Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (1)
  3. Free to Fail? Paternalistic Preferences in the United States
    CESifo Working Paper Series, CESifo Downloads
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2023) Downloads
    DICE Discussion Papers, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) (2023) Downloads
    ECON - Working Papers, Department of Economics - University of Zurich (2023) Downloads
    Discussion Paper Series in Economics, Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Economics (2023) Downloads
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) (2023) Downloads
  4. How Are Gender Norms Perceived?
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (3)
    Also in Discussion Paper Series in Economics, Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Economics (2023) Downloads View citations (3)

2022

  1. Acceptance of inequality between children: Large-Scale Experimental Evidence from China and Norway
    Discussion Paper Series in Economics, Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Fairness and limited information: Are people Bayesian meritocrats?
    Discussion Paper Series in Economics, Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Economics View citations (5)
  3. Moral Universalism: Global Evidence
    CESifo Working Paper Series, CESifo Downloads View citations (2)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2022) Downloads View citations (2)
  4. Universalism: Global Evidence
    CESifo Working Paper Series, CESifo Downloads

2021

  1. Fairness and Willingness to Compete
    Discussion Paper Series in Economics, Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (2)

2020

  1. Competitiveness, gender and handedness: a large- sample intercultural study
    Discussion Paper Series in Economics, Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Solidarity and Fairness in Times of Crisis
    Discussion Paper Series in Economics, Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (3)
    See also Journal Article Solidarity and fairness in times of crisis, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier (2021) Downloads View citations (33) (2021)

2019

  1. A Meritocratic Origin of Egalitarian Behavior
    Discussion Paper Series in Economics, Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (7)
    Also in Working Paper Series, Research Institute of Industrial Economics (2019) Downloads View citations (7)

    See also Journal Article A Meritocratic Origin of Egalitarian Behaviour, The Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society (2022) Downloads View citations (14) (2022)
  2. The Boy Crisis: Experimental Evidence on the Acceptance of Males Falling Behind
    Discussion Paper Series in Economics, Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (11)
    Also in Working Papers, Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Working Group (2019) Downloads View citations (13)

2018

  1. Cooperation Creates Special Moral Obligations
    CESifo Working Paper Series, CESifo Downloads
    Also in Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank (2018) Downloads
  2. Fairness in Winner-Take-All Markets
    CESifo Working Paper Series, CESifo Downloads View citations (8)
    Also in Working Paper Series, Research Institute of Industrial Economics (2018) Downloads View citations (7)
    Working Papers, Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Working Group (2018) Downloads View citations (8)
    ECON - Working Papers, Department of Economics - University of Zurich (2018) Downloads View citations (8)
    Discussion Paper Series in Economics, Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Economics (2018) Downloads View citations (7)
  3. Second-best fairness under Limited information: The trade-off between false positives and false negatives
    Discussion Paper Series in Economics, Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (8)

2017

  1. Cutthroat capitalism versus cuddly socialism: Are Americans more meritocratic and efficiency-seeking than Scandinavians?
    Working Papers, Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Working Group Downloads View citations (4)
    Also in CESifo Working Paper Series, CESifo (2016) Downloads View citations (28)

    See also Journal Article Cutthroat Capitalism versus Cuddly Socialism: Are Americans More Meritocratic and Efficiency-Seeking than Scandinavians?, Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press (2020) Downloads View citations (167) (2020)
  2. Exercise Improves Academic Performance
    Working Paper Series, Research Institute of Industrial Economics Downloads View citations (9)
  3. The Effect of Early Education on Social Preferences
    Working Papers, Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Working Group Downloads
    Also in Framed Field Experiments, The Field Experiments Website (2016) Downloads View citations (21)
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2016) Downloads View citations (22)
  4. The Merit Primacy Effect
    Working Papers, Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Working Group Downloads View citations (10)
    See also Journal Article The Merit Primacy Effect, The Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society (2023) Downloads View citations (5) (2023)
  5. You've Got Mail: A Randomised Field Experiment on Tax Evasion
    Working Papers, Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Working Group Downloads View citations (14)
    Also in Discussion Paper Series in Economics, Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Economics (2017) Downloads View citations (13)

2015

  1. Equity theory and fair inequality: a neuroeconomic study
    Discussion Paper Series in Economics, Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Economics Downloads
  2. Fairness and family background
    Discussion Paper Series in Economics, Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Economics Downloads
    See also Journal Article Fairness and family background, Politics, Philosophy & Economics (2017) Downloads View citations (12) (2017)
  3. Fairness and the Development of Inequality Acceptance
    Discussion Paper Series in Economics, Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (7)
  4. Fairness in bankruptcy situations: an experimental study
    Discussion Paper Series in Economics, Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (4)
  5. Teaching through television: Experimental evidence on entrepreneurship education in Tanzania
    Discussion Paper Series in Economics, Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (15)
    See also Journal Article Teaching Through Television: Experimental Evidence on Entrepreneurship Education in Tanzania, Management Science, INFORMS (2020) Downloads View citations (8) (2020)

2014

  1. Fairness is Intuitive
    Discussion Papers, University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics Downloads View citations (6)
    Also in Discussion Paper Series in Economics, Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Economics (2014) Downloads View citations (6)

    See also Journal Article Fairness is intuitive, Experimental Economics, Springer (2016) Downloads View citations (36) (2016)
  2. Is There a Development Gap in Rationality?
    Discussion Paper Series in Economics, Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (2)
  3. Leadership and incentives
    Discussion Paper Series in Economics, Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Economics Downloads
    Also in Discussion Paper Series in Economics, Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Economics (2013) Downloads View citations (1)

    See also Journal Article Leadership and Incentives, Management Science, INFORMS (2016) Downloads View citations (14) (2016)
  4. Willingness to Compete: Family Matters
    Discussion Paper Series in Economics, Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (12)
    See also Journal Article Willingness to Compete: Family Matters, Management Science, INFORMS (2016) Downloads View citations (65) (2016)

2013

  1. Fair tax evasion
    Discussion Paper Series in Economics, Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (7)
    Also in Memorandum, Oslo University, Department of Economics (2006) Downloads View citations (3)

    See also Journal Article Fair Tax Evasion, Nordic Journal of Political Economy, Nordic Journal of Political Economy (2013) Downloads View citations (5) (2013)

2012

  1. Competition, cooperation, and collective choice
    Discussion Papers, University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics Downloads View citations (1)
  2. DO NON-ENFORCEABLE CONTRACTS MATTER? EVIDENCE FROM AN INTERNATIONAL LAB EXPERIMENT Department
    Working Papers in Economics, University of Bergen, Department of Economics Downloads
  3. Do non-enforceable contracts matter? Evidence from an international lab experiment
    Discussion Paper Series in Economics, Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Economics Downloads
    See also Journal Article Do Non-Enforceable Contracts Matter? Evidence from an International Lab Experiment, Review of Income and Wealth, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth (2014) Downloads View citations (1) (2014)
  4. Give and Take in Dictator Games
    Discussion Paper Series in Economics, Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (4)
    See also Journal Article Give and take in dictator games, Economics Letters, Elsevier (2013) Downloads View citations (54) (2013)
  5. Pension Funds, Sovereign-wealth Funds and Intergenerational Justice
    Discussion Paper Series in Economics, Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Economics Downloads
  6. Tax policy and fair inequality
    Discussion Paper Series in Economics, Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (3)
  7. When do we lie?
    Discussion Paper Series in Economics, Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Economics Downloads
    See also Journal Article When do we lie?, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier (2013) Downloads View citations (87) (2013)

2011

  1. Immoral criminals? An experimental study of social preferences among prisoners
    Discussion Paper Series in Economics, Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (2)
  2. Social Preferences in the Lab: A Comparison of Students and a Representative Population
    CESifo Working Paper Series, CESifo Downloads View citations (9)
    See also Journal Article Social Preferences in the Lab: A Comparison of Students and a Representative Population, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Wiley Blackwell (2015) Downloads View citations (76) (2015)

2010

  1. Efficiency, equality and reciprocity in social preferences: A comparison of students and a representative population
    Discussion Paper Series in Economics, Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (12)
  2. Just Luck: An Experimental Study of Risk Taking and Fairness
    Discussion Paper Series in Economics, Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (16)
    Also in MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany (2010) Downloads View citations (14)

    See also Journal Article Just Luck: An Experimental Study of Risk-Taking and Fairness, American Economic Review, American Economic Association (2013) Downloads View citations (295) (2013)

2008

  1. Rich Meets Poor - an International Fairness Experiment
    CMI Working Papers, CMI (Chr. Michelsen Institute), Bergen, Norway Downloads View citations (4)
    Also in Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers, Tinbergen Institute (2008) Downloads View citations (4)

2005

  1. The Pluralism of Fairness Ideals: An Experimental Approach
    CESifo Working Paper Series, CESifo Downloads View citations (8)
    See also Journal Article The Pluralism of Fairness Ideals: An Experimental Approach, American Economic Review, American Economic Association (2007) Downloads View citations (510) (2007)

2004

  1. Globalisation, inequality and redistribution
    University of Göttingen Working Papers in Economics, University of Goettingen, Department of Economics Downloads
    Also in Memorandum, Oslo University, Department of Economics (2004) Downloads
  2. Local autonomy and interregional equality
    Memorandum, Oslo University, Department of Economics Downloads
    See also Journal Article Local autonomy and interregional equality, Social Choice and Welfare, Springer (2007) Downloads View citations (5) (2007)
  3. Rewarding effort
    Memorandum, Oslo University, Department of Economics Downloads
    See also Journal Article Rewarding effort, Economic Theory, Springer (2009) Downloads View citations (6) (2009)
  4. The liberal egalitarian paradox
    Memorandum, Oslo University, Department of Economics Downloads
    See also Journal Article A LIBERAL EGALITARIAN PARADOX*, Economics and Philosophy, Cambridge University Press (2006) Downloads View citations (10) (2006)

2003

  1. Decentralization and the Fate of Minorities
    CESifo Working Paper Series, CESifo Downloads View citations (2)

2001

  1. Income Distribution and Tax Competition
    Working Papers, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration-

2000

  1. Inequality, Segregation, and Redistribution
    Working Papers, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration- View citations (5)
    See also Journal Article Inequality, segregation, and redistribution, Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier (2003) Downloads View citations (14) (2003)
  2. Moral Theory and International Fiscal Law
    Working Papers, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration-
  3. Redistribution and the Size of Jurisdictions
    Working Papers, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration-
  4. Tax Treaties and the Marginal Cost of Funds
    Working Papers, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration-

Journal Articles

2023

  1. Second-Best Fairness: The Trade-off between False Positives and False Negatives
    American Economic Review, 2023, 113, (9), 2458-85 Downloads
  2. The Merit Primacy Effect
    The Economic Journal, 2023, 133, (651), 951-970 Downloads View citations (5)
    See also Working Paper The Merit Primacy Effect, Working Papers (2017) Downloads View citations (10) (2017)

2022

  1. A Meritocratic Origin of Egalitarian Behaviour
    The Economic Journal, 2022, 132, (646), 2101-2117 Downloads View citations (14)
    See also Working Paper A Meritocratic Origin of Egalitarian Behavior, Discussion Paper Series in Economics (2019) Downloads View citations (7) (2019)
  2. Choice and Personal Responsibility: What Is a Morally Relevant Choice?
    The Review of Economics and Statistics, 2022, 104, (5), 1110-1119 Downloads View citations (2)
  3. Global evidence on the selfish rich inequality hypothesis
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2022, 119, (3), e2109690119 Downloads View citations (3)

2021

  1. Competitiveness, gender and handedness
    Economics & Human Biology, 2021, 43, (C) Downloads View citations (3)
  2. Solidarity and fairness in times of crisis
    Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2021, 186, (C), 1-11 Downloads View citations (33)
    See also Working Paper Solidarity and Fairness in Times of Crisis, Discussion Paper Series in Economics (2020) Downloads View citations (3) (2020)
  3. Understanding the resource curse: A large-scale experiment on corruption in Tanzania
    Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2021, 183, (C), 129-157 Downloads View citations (3)

2020

  1. Cutthroat Capitalism versus Cuddly Socialism: Are Americans More Meritocratic and Efficiency-Seeking than Scandinavians?
    Journal of Political Economy, 2020, 128, (5), 1753 - 1788 Downloads View citations (167)
    See also Working Paper Cutthroat capitalism versus cuddly socialism: Are Americans more meritocratic and efficiency-seeking than Scandinavians?, Working Papers (2017) Downloads View citations (4) (2017)
  2. Teaching Through Television: Experimental Evidence on Entrepreneurship Education in Tanzania
    Management Science, 2020, 66, (6), 2308-2325 Downloads View citations (8)
    See also Working Paper Teaching through television: Experimental evidence on entrepreneurship education in Tanzania, Discussion Paper Series in Economics (2015) Downloads View citations (15) (2015)
  3. The Effect of Early-Childhood Education on Social Preferences
    Journal of Political Economy, 2020, 128, (7), 2739 - 2758 Downloads View citations (62)

2019

  1. Fairness in Bankruptcies: An Experimental Study
    Management Science, 2019, 67, (6), 2832-2841 Downloads View citations (3)

2017

  1. Certification and socially responsible production
    Economics of Governance, 2017, 18, (1), 71-84 Downloads View citations (2)
  2. Face-saving or fair-minded: What motivates moral behavior?
    Journal of the European Economic Association, 2017, 15, (3), 540-557 Downloads View citations (41)
  3. Fairness and family background
    Politics, Philosophy & Economics, 2017, 16, (2), 117-131 Downloads View citations (12)
    See also Working Paper Fairness and family background, Discussion Paper Series in Economics (2015) Downloads (2015)
  4. Fairness and the proportionality principle
    Social Choice and Welfare, 2017, 49, (3), 709-719 Downloads View citations (7)

2016

  1. Fairness is intuitive
    Experimental Economics, 2016, 19, (4), 727-740 Downloads View citations (36)
    See also Working Paper Fairness is Intuitive, Discussion Papers (2014) Downloads View citations (6) (2014)
  2. Just Luck: An Experimental Study of Risk-Taking and Fairness: Erratum
    American Economic Review, 2016, 106, (2), 476-77 Downloads
  3. Leadership and Incentives
    Management Science, 2016, 62, (7), 1944-1953 Downloads View citations (14)
    See also Working Paper Leadership and incentives, Discussion Paper Series in Economics (2014) Downloads (2014)
  4. What Explains the Gender Gap in College Track Dropout? Experimental and Administrative Evidence
    American Economic Review, 2016, 106, (5), 296-302 Downloads View citations (46)
  5. Willingness to Compete: Family Matters
    Management Science, 2016, 62, (8), 2149-2162 Downloads View citations (65)
    See also Working Paper Willingness to Compete: Family Matters, Discussion Paper Series in Economics (2014) Downloads View citations (12) (2014)

2015

  1. Social Preferences in the Lab: A Comparison of Students and a Representative Population
    Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2015, 117, (4), 1306-1326 Downloads View citations (76)
    See also Working Paper Social Preferences in the Lab: A Comparison of Students and a Representative Population, CESifo Working Paper Series (2011) Downloads View citations (9) (2011)

2014

  1. An experimental study of prosocial motivation among criminals
    Experimental Economics, 2014, 17, (4), 501-511 Downloads View citations (5)
  2. Do Non-Enforceable Contracts Matter? Evidence from an International Lab Experiment
    Review of Income and Wealth, 2014, 60, (1), 100-113 Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Working Paper Do non-enforceable contracts matter? Evidence from an international lab experiment, Discussion Paper Series in Economics (2012) Downloads (2012)

2013

  1. Fair Tax Evasion
    Nordic Journal of Political Economy, 2013, 38, 3 Downloads View citations (5)
    See also Working Paper Fair tax evasion, Discussion Paper Series in Economics (2013) Downloads View citations (7) (2013)
  2. Give and take in dictator games
    Economics Letters, 2013, 118, (2), 280-283 Downloads View citations (54)
    See also Working Paper Give and Take in Dictator Games, Discussion Paper Series in Economics (2012) Downloads View citations (4) (2012)
  3. Just Luck: An Experimental Study of Risk-Taking and Fairness
    American Economic Review, 2013, 103, (4), 1398-1413 Downloads View citations (295)
    See also Working Paper Just Luck: An Experimental Study of Risk Taking and Fairness, Discussion Paper Series in Economics (2010) Downloads View citations (16) (2010)
  4. NEEDS VERSUS ENTITLEMENTS—AN INTERNATIONAL FAIRNESS EXPERIMENT
    Journal of the European Economic Association, 2013, 11, (3), 574-598 Downloads View citations (59)
  5. When do we lie?
    Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2013, 93, (C), 258-265 Downloads View citations (87)
    See also Working Paper When do we lie?, Discussion Paper Series in Economics (2012) Downloads (2012)

2011

  1. Distributive interdependencies in liberal egalitarianism
    Social Choice and Welfare, 2011, 36, (1), 35-47 Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Measuring unfair (in)equality
    Journal of Public Economics, 2011, 95, (7-8), 488-499 Downloads View citations (65)
    Also in Journal of Public Economics, 2011, 95, (7), 488-499 (2011) Downloads View citations (33)
  3. The importance of moral reflection and self-reported data in a dictator game with production
    Social Choice and Welfare, 2011, 36, (1), 105-120 Downloads View citations (20)

2010

  1. Disability compensation and responsibility
    Politics, Philosophy & Economics, 2010, 9, (4), 411-427 Downloads View citations (2)
  2. Responsibility for what? Fairness and individual responsibility
    European Economic Review, 2010, 54, (3), 429-441 Downloads View citations (155)
  3. The challenge of a rising skill premium for redistributive taxation
    International Tax and Public Finance, 2010, 17, (1), 15-24 Downloads View citations (1)

2009

  1. Rewarding effort
    Economic Theory, 2009, 39, (3), 425-441 Downloads View citations (6)
    See also Working Paper Rewarding effort, Memorandum (2004) Downloads (2004)

2007

  1. Local autonomy and interregional equality
    Social Choice and Welfare, 2007, 28, (3), 443-460 Downloads View citations (5)
    See also Working Paper Local autonomy and interregional equality, Memorandum (2004) Downloads (2004)
  2. The Pluralism of Fairness Ideals: An Experimental Approach
    American Economic Review, 2007, 97, (3), 818-827 Downloads View citations (510)
    See also Working Paper The Pluralism of Fairness Ideals: An Experimental Approach, CESifo Working Paper Series (2005) Downloads View citations (8) (2005)

2006

  1. A LIBERAL EGALITARIAN PARADOX*
    Economics and Philosophy, 2006, 22, (3), 393-408 Downloads View citations (10)
    See also Working Paper The liberal egalitarian paradox, Memorandum (2004) Downloads (2004)
  2. Redistribution and the Nature of Altruism: Should Welfare Programs be Centralized or Decentralized?
    Economics of Governance, 2006, 7, (2), 133-142 Downloads View citations (3)
  3. Relocating the responsibility cut: should more responsibility imply less redistribution?
    Politics, Philosophy & Economics, 2006, 5, (3), 353-362 Downloads View citations (15)
  4. Responsibility, fairness and rationing in health care
    Health Policy, 2006, 76, (3), 312-319 Downloads View citations (14)

2003

  1. Inequality, segregation, and redistribution
    Journal of Public Economics, 2003, 87, (7-8), 1657-1679 Downloads View citations (14)
    See also Working Paper Inequality, Segregation, and Redistribution, Working Papers (2000) View citations (5) (2000)
  2. Redistributive Tax Policies and Inequality: An Assessment of Recent Country Comparative Studies
    ifo DICE Report, 2003, 1, (01), 28-31 Downloads View citations (5)
  3. Reward and Responsibility: How Should We be Affected when Others Change their Effort?
    Politics, Philosophy & Economics, 2003, 2, (2), 191-211 Downloads View citations (7)

2002

  1. Responsibility and Reward
    FinanzArchiv: Public Finance Analysis, 2002, 59, (1), 120-140 Downloads View citations (7)

1999

  1. National and International Distributive Justice in Bilateral Tax Treaties
    FinanzArchiv: Public Finance Analysis, 1999, 56, (3/4), 424-

Edited books

2019

  1. The Economics of Fairness
    Books, Edward Elgar Publishing Downloads View citations (4)

Chapters

2007

  1. Redistribution and Marginal Productivity Reward
    A chapter in Equity, 2007, pp 1-6 Downloads

Editor

  1. Discussion Paper Series in Economics
    Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Economics
 
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