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Are We Underestimating Inequality Aversion? Comparing Recruited and Classroom Subjects

Linda Kamas and Anne Preston

Economic Letters 14, pp. 157-159, October 2016

Economic Letters, Vol 14, October 2016, pp 157-159 

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This paper finds that in experiments measuring social preferences, subjects who respond to recruitment incentivized by pecuniary rewards are more likely to be self-interested and less likely to be inequality averse than students who participate in classroom sessions.

LSB Research, ECON, 2016, Linda Kamas,