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Shared Experience and Third-Party Redistribution

David Chavanne (), Kevin A. McCabe and Maria Pia Paganelli
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David Chavanne: Connecticut College
Kevin A. McCabe: George Mason University
Maria Pia Paganelli: Trinity University

Eastern Economic Journal, 2019, vol. 45, issue 3, 446-463

Abstract: Abstract Using a three-player dictator-game experiment, we find that similar performance during a shared experience with a real-effort task causes a redistributor to privilege the stakeholder who performed similarly. We generate the shared experience by varying whether a third-party decision maker and a stakeholder acquire money through an effortful activity or through random selection of a ticket. Our results have implications for how perceptions of one’s own self-determination and social connectedness based on perceived similarities affect redistributive preferences.

Keywords: Allocation decisions; Third-party fairness; Similarity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C91 D31 D63 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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