The effect of voice on indirect reciprocity: results from the lab

Jingping Li, Roland Cheo, Erte Xiao

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We use a three-person two-stage dictator game to test for the effect of voice on indirect reciprocity. We find that the amount received in a dictator game influences the subsequent giving to unrelated parties. When recipient-turned-dictators had the opportunity to leave messages to their first-stage dictators, their giving to subsequent recipients increased significantly.

Original languageEnglish
Article number108988
Number of pages3
JournalEconomics Letters
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2020


  • Dictator game
  • Indirect reciprocity
  • Lab experiment
  • Third-party
  • Voice

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