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¿Estudiar Economía te Hace más Egoísta?

Studying Economics make you more Selfish?

Marcelo Caffera (), Leandro Zipitria () and Lucila Arboleya

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: We present students of different careers from the University of Montevideo (Uruguay) to a hypothetical situation in which, as vice-president of a company, have to make a decision that involves a trade-off between economic benefits and number of employees fired. The paper is a replica of the survey conducted by Rubinstein (2006). Our results do not allow us to reject the hypothesis that students who choose to study economics are more geared to maximizing benefits prior to entry to university, against the alternative of "Indoctrination", whereby students just decide to maximize profits after exposure to economic theory.

Keywords: Selfishness; experiments; indoctrination (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A20 C93 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
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