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The joy of ruling: an experimental investigation on collective giving

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posted on 22.03.2019, 15:13 authored by Enrique Fatas, Antonio J. Morales
We analyse team dictator games with different voting mechanisms in the laboratory. Individuals vote to select a donation for all group members. Standard Bayesian analysis makes the same prediction for all three mechanisms: participants should cast the same vote regardless of the voting mechanism used to determine the common donation level. Our experimental results show that subjects fail to choose the same vote. We show that their behaviour is consistent with a joy of ruling: individuals get an extra utility when they determine the voting outcome.

Funding

Funding from Fundación Ramón Areces, the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (Project ECO2014-52345-P) and the ESRC Network for an Integrated Behavioural Science (NIBS) is gratefully acknowledged.

History

School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Economics

Published in

Theory and Decision

Volume

85

Issue

2

Pages

179 - 200

Citation

FATAS, E. and MORALES, A.J., 2018. The joy of ruling: an experimental investigation on collective giving. Theory and Decision, 85 (2), pp.179-200.

Publisher

© Springer

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

01/11/2017

Publication date

2018-01-02

Notes

This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Theory and Decision. The final authenticated version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11238-017-9646-4.

ISSN

0040-5833

eISSN

1573-7187

Language

en