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Estimating Social Preferences and Kantian Morality in Strategic Interactions

Ingela Alger and Boris van Leeuwen ()
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Jörgen W. Weibull

No 19-1056, TSE Working Papers from Toulouse School of Economics (TSE)

Abstract: Theory suggests that a form of Kantian morality has evolutionary founda- tions. To investigate the relative importance of Kantian morality and social preferences, we run a laboratory experiment on strategic interaction in social dilemmas. We struc- turally estimate social preferences and Kantian morality at the individual and aggregate level. We observe considerable heterogeneity in preferences. Finite mixture analyses show that the subject pool is well described as consisting of two or three types: all display a Kantian moral concern, which they combine with aheadness aversion, behindness aver- sion, or both. The value of adding Kantian morality to well-established preference classes (distributional preferences as well as reciprocity) is also evaluated.

Keywords: social preferences; other-regarding preferences; Kantian morality, morality; experiment; structural estimation; finite mixture models (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C49 C72 C9 C91 D03 D84 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019-11, Revised 2023-11
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-exp, nep-neu and nep-ore
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