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 1 2005


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

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