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Fast or Fair? A Study of Response Times

Marco Piovesan () and Erik Wengström ()

No 08-09, Discussion Papers from University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics

Abstract: This paper uses a modified dictator game to investigate the relationship between response times and social preferences. We find that egoistic subjects make faster decisions than subjects with social preferences. Moreover, our within-analysis reveals that, for a given individual, egoistic payoff maximizing decisions are reached quicker than choices expressing social preferences.

Keywords: response times; social preferences (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C72 C91 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cbe, nep-exp and nep-soc
Date: 2008-04
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