The role of egalitarian motives in altruistic punishment

Tim Johnson, Christopher Dawes, James H. Fowler, Richard McElreath, Oleg Smirnov

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    Abstract

    We conduct experiments in which subjects participate in both a game that measures preferences for income equality and a public goods game involving costly punishment. The results indicate that individuals who care about equality are those who are most willing to punish free-riders in public goods games.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)192-194
    Number of pages3
    JournalEconomics Letters
    Volume102
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Mar 2009

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    Keywords

    • Altruistic punishment
    • Egalitarian motives
    • Experiments
    • Public goods games

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Economics and Econometrics
    • Finance

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    Johnson, T., Dawes, C., Fowler, J. H., McElreath, R., & Smirnov, O. (2009). The role of egalitarian motives in altruistic punishment. Economics Letters, 102(3), 192-194. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2009.01.003

    The role of egalitarian motives in altruistic punishment. / Johnson, Tim; Dawes, Christopher; Fowler, James H.; McElreath, Richard; Smirnov, Oleg.

    In: Economics Letters, Vol. 102, No. 3, 03.2009, p. 192-194.

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    Johnson, T, Dawes, C, Fowler, JH, McElreath, R & Smirnov, O 2009, 'The role of egalitarian motives in altruistic punishment', Economics Letters, vol. 102, no. 3, pp. 192-194. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2009.01.003
    Johnson T, Dawes C, Fowler JH, McElreath R, Smirnov O. The role of egalitarian motives in altruistic punishment. Economics Letters. 2009 Mar;102(3):192-194. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2009.01.003
    Johnson, Tim ; Dawes, Christopher ; Fowler, James H. ; McElreath, Richard ; Smirnov, Oleg. / The role of egalitarian motives in altruistic punishment. In: Economics Letters. 2009 ; Vol. 102, No. 3. pp. 192-194.
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