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Paper was revised on 2009-11-11.-- Published as article in: Rationality and Society (2009), 21(2), 1-24.
Research on moral cleansing and moral self-licensing has introduced dynamic considerations in the theory of moral behavior. Past bad actions trigger negative feelings that make people more likely to engage in future moral behavior to offset them. Symmetrically, past good deeds favor a positive...
We provide empirical evidence to support the claims that social diversity promotes prosocial behavior. We elicit a real-life social network and its members٠adherence to a social norm, namely inequity aversion. The data reveal a positive relationship between subjects٠prosociality and several...
This study addresses the issue of intergenerational transmission of democratic values embedded in social choice rules. We focus on a few rules which have been the focus of social choice theory: plurality, plurality with a runoff, majoritarian compromise, social compromise and Borda rule. We...
Published as article in: Journal of Economic Methodology, 2010, vol. 17, issue 3, pages 261-275.
To be published in: Revista Internacional de Sociología (2011), Special Issue on Experimental and Behavioral Economics.
Empirical results are presented showing that people who acknowledge pain anticipation when expecting an injury experience higher sensitivity to pain (GREP, Robinson et al., 2001). The positive correlation between sensitivity and anticipation is highly significant. However, no relationship is...
Also published as Working Paper DFAEII 2009-05 and as an article in: Games and Economic Behavior, 2010, vol. 69, issue 2, pages 249-257.
Revised: 2007-01.-- Published as an article in: Revista Desarrollo y Sociedad (2006), Semestre II, pp. 245-260.
This paper explores the role of social integration on altruistic behavior. To this aim, we develop a two-stage experimental protocol based on the classic Dictator Game. In the first stage, we ask a group of 77 undergraduate students in Economics to elicit their social network; in the second...