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Are individuals more generous in loss contexts?

François Cochard (), Alexandre Flage (), Gilles Grolleau () and Angela Sutan
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François Cochard: Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté, CRESE
Alexandre Flage: Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté, CRESE

No 2018-02, Working Papers from CRESE

Abstract: Using a loss-framed variant of the dictator game, we investigate how dictators split a loss between themselves and a recipient. In a loss context, we try to disentangle the effects of a more self-oriented preference from that of a higher social responsibility. We find that in the loss context, individuals offer more, and women offer more than men. This could be attributed to a more responsible response to a powerless recipient in a loss context.

Keywords: dictator game; loss; loss aversion; own/other-regarding preferences; social responsibility (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C91 D03 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cbe, nep-exp and nep-upt
Date: 2018-01
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