Inequality-seeking punishment

Daniel Edward Houser, Erte Xiao

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Abstract

We report data from a laboratory experiment using dictator games to inform individual preferences over punishment outcomes. We find that many people punish after receiving disadvantageous outcomes, and those who do systematically prefer to use punishment to create self-advantageous inequality.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20 - 23
Number of pages4
JournalEconomics Letters
Volume109
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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