The effect of stakes in distribution experiments

Jeffrey Carpenter, Eric Verhoogen, Stephen Burks

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    We replicate previous results showing that stakes do not affect offers in the ultimatum game (UG) and show that stakes also have no effect on allocations in the dictator game (DG). Both results are robust to the inclusion of demographic factors.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)393-398
    Number of pages6
    JournalEconomics Letters
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - Mar 2005

    Bibliographical note

    Funding Information:
    We thank Julia Assael and Marla Weinstein for research assistance, Laura Burks for data assistance, and the MacArthur Foundation for financial support. In addition, Carpenter acknowledges the National Science Foundation (SES-CAREER 0092953).

    Copyright 2005 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.


    • Altruism
    • Dictator game
    • Endowment effect
    • Fairness
    • Stakes
    • Ultimatum game


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