Título Personal identity: a theoretical and experimental analysis
Autores Aguiar, Fernando , BRAÑAS GARZA, PABLO ERNESTO, Paz Espinosa, Maria , Miller, Luis M.
Publicación externa Si
Medio J. Econ. Methodol.
Alcance Article
Naturaleza Científica
Cuartil SJR 2
Impacto SJR 0.27300
Fecha de publicacion 01/09/2010
ISI 000211297100002
DOI 10.1080/13501781003792670
Abstract This paper aims to analyze the role of personal identity in altruism. To this end, it starts by reviewing critically the growing literature on economics and identity. Considering the ambiguities that the concept of social identity poses, our proposal focuses on the concept of personal identity. A formal model to study how personal identity enters in individuals\' utility function when facing a dictator game decision is then presented. Finally, this \'identity-based\' utility function is studied experimentally. The experiment allows us to study the main parameters of the model, suggesting that we should move with caution when attributing identities to individuals.
Palabras clave personal identity; dictator game; game theory; experiments
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