A test of stability in a linear altruism model

Christos A. Ioannou, Shi Qi, Aldo Rustichini

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Linear altruism predicts the estimated preferences to be independent of the subject's position in the game, if the role allocation is randomly determined, because subjects, in each role, have the same preferences ex ante. We test and reject this hypothesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-89
Number of pages5
JournalEconomics Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - Aug 20 2013


  • Linear altruism
  • QRE
  • Trust game

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