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Personality Preferences in Laboratory Economics Experiments

Kurtis Swope (), John Cadigan (), Pamela Schmitt () and Robert Shupp
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John Cadigan: Department of Public Administration, American University

No 200507, Working Papers from Ball State University, Department of Economics

Abstract: Student volunteers at the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) participated in one of the following oneshot games: a dictator game, an ultimatum game, a trust game, or a prisoner’s dilemma game. We find limited support for the importance of personality type for explaining subjects’ decisions. With controls for personality preferences, we find little evidence of behavioral differences between males and females. Furthermore, we conclude that seniority breeds feelings of entitlement - seniors at USNA generally exhibited the least cooperative or other-regarding behavior.

Keywords: Experiments; preferences; personality (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A12 C72 C78 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 26 pages
Date: 2005-07, Revised 2005-07
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-evo, nep-exp, nep-gth and nep-soc
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