Quotation Büchner, Susanne and Coricelli, Giorgio and Greiner, Ben. 2007. Self-centered and other-regarding behavior in the solidarity game. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 62 (2): S. 293-303.


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This paper revisits the experiment on the solidarity game by Selten and Ockenfels [Selten, R., Ockenfels, A., 1998. An experimental solidarity game. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 34, 517–539]. We replicate the basic design and extend it to test the robustness of the ‘fixed total sacrifice’ effect and the applied strategy method. Our results only partially confirm the validity of the fixed total sacrifice effect. In a treatment with constant group endowment rather than constant winner endowment, the predominance of ‘fixed total sacrifice’ behavior is replaced by ‘fixed relative gift’ behavior. We do not find correlations between actual gift behavior and measures of empathy-driven pro-social behavior used in social science.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, STRAT-A, VW-B, WH-A
Language English
Title Self-centered and other-regarding behavior in the solidarity game
Volume 62
Number 2
Year 2007
Page from 293
Page to 303
Reviewed? Y
URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2004.12.006
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2004.12.006
JEL C91; D3

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Greiner, Ben (Details)
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Büchner, Susanne (Max Planck Institute of Economics, Germany)
Coricelli, Giorgio (University of Southern California, United States/USA)
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Department of Strategy and Innovation DP (Details)
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