|Balafoutas, Loukas; Kerschbamer, Rudolf; Kocher, Martin G.; Sutter, Matthias (24. June 2013): Revealed Distributional Preferences: Individuals vs. Teams. Discussion Papers in Economics 2013-7|
We compare experimentally the revealed distributional preferences of individuals and teams in allocation tasks. We find that teams are significantly more benevolent than individuals in the domain of disadvantageous inequality while the benevolence in the domain of advantageous inequality is similar across decision makers. A consequence for the frequency of preference types is that while a substantial fraction of individuals is classified as inequality averse, this type disappears completely in teams. Spiteful types are markedly more frequent among individuals than among teams. On the other hand, by far more teams than individuals are classified as efficiency lovers.
|Item Type:||Paper (Discussion Paper)|
|Keywords:||Distributional Preferences, Social Preferences, Team Decisions, Individual Decisions, Stability of Preferences, Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics|
Economics > Munich Discussion Papers in Economics
Economics > Chairs > Chair of Empirical Economics
|Subjects:||300 Social sciences > 330 Economics|
|JEL Classification:||C91, C92, D03, D63, D64|
|Deposited On:||03. Jul 2013 08:48|
|Last Modified:||27. Feb 2016 00:36|
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