Self-Interest, Sympathy And The Origin Of Endowments

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Todd Cherry Ph.D., Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: We explore whether the recent laboratory findings that suggest the origin of endowment matters in simple bargaining games are actually due to contextual shifts of relative effort and deservingness. Results support previous findings of endowment origin yielding more self-interested behavior.

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Todd L. Cherry & Jason F. Shogren (2008) "Self-Interest, Sympathy And The Origin Of Endowments" Economic Letters Volume 101 Issue 1 pp. 69-72 [ DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2008.04.007] Version of Record Available From (
Language: English
Date: 2008
Bargaining, Experiments, Mental Accounting

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