The rationale of in-group favoritism: An experimental test of three explanations
Giovanni Di Bartolomeo () and
Games and Economic Behavior, 2020, vol. 124, issue C, 554-568
We aim to empirically investigate the rationale of in-group-favoritism. As potential explanations, we concentrate on intrinsic preferences for own-group members and motivations related to individuals caring about the beliefs of others (founded on guilt aversion). We also consider their intersection. Our evidence shows that in-group-favoritism cannot be accounted for by changes in expectations. This suggests that preferences per se are the most powerful explanation of social identity.
Keywords: Social identity; In-group-favoritism; Second-order beliefs; Guilt aversion; Causation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A13 C91 D03 D64 D90 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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