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Estimating Social Preferences and Kantian Morality in Strategic Interactions

Alger, Ingela, Van Leeuwen, Boris and Weibull, Jörgen W. (2019) Estimating Social Preferences and Kantian Morality in Strategic Interactions. TSE Working Paper, n. 19-1056, Toulouse

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Recent theoretical work suggests that a form of Kantian morality
has evolutionary foundations. To investigate the relative importance of Kantian morality and social preferences, we run laboratory experiments on strategic interaction in social dilemmas. Using a structural model, we estimate social preferences and morality concerns both at the individual level and the aggregate level.
We observe considerable heterogeneity in social preferences and Kantian morality.
A finite mixture analysis shows that the subject pool is well described as consisting of two types. One exhibits a combination of inequity aversion and Kantian morality, while the other combines spite and Kantian morality.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Language: English
Date: November 2019
Place of Publication: Toulouse
JEL Classification: C49 - Other
C72 - Noncooperative Games
C9 - Design of Experiments
C91 - Laboratory, Individual Behavior
D03 - Behavioral Economics; Underlying Principles
D84 - Expectations; Speculations
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Institution: Université Toulouse 1 Capitole
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2020 08:37
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2020 13:59
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