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The pleasure of being nasty

Klaus Abbink and Abdolkarim Sadrieh ()

Economics Letters, 2009, vol. 105, issue 3, 306-308

Abstract: We introduce the joy-of-destruction game. Two players each receive an endowment and simultaneously decide on how much of the other player's endowment to destroy. In a treatment without fear of retaliation, money is destroyed in almost 40% of all decisions.

Keywords: Spite; Nastiness; Money-burning; Anti-social; behavior (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009
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