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    • Fairness is intuitive 

      Cappelen, Alexander W.; Nielsen, Ulrik H.; Tungodden, Bertil; Tyran, Jean-Robert; Wengström, Erik (Discussion paper;9/2014, Working paper, 2014-04)
      In this paper we provide new evidence showing that fair behavior is intuitive to most people. We find a strong association between a short response time and fair behavior in the dictator game. This association is robust ...
    • Freedom or efficiency? : an experimental approach to regulation 

      Wold, Olve Hagen (Master thesis, 2017)
      Whether and how to regulate externalities and public goods is one of the most central issues of political economy. It is also one of the areas with the largest discord between economic theory and political reality. This ...
    • Give and take in dictator games 

      Cappelen, Alexander W.; Nielsen, Ulrik H.; Sørensen, Erik Ø.; Tungodden, Bertil; Tyran, Jean-Robert (Discussion paper;14/2012, Working paper, 2012-07)
      It has been shown that participants in the dictator game are less willing to give money to the other participant when their choice set also includes the option to take money. We examine whether this effect is due to the ...
    • Globalisation, inequality and redistribution 

      Cappelen, Alexander W.; Bjorvatn, Kjetil (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2004-06)
      The present paper seeks to explain the pattern of income redistribution in a globalised world of increased market income inequality and lower costs of factor mobility. In some countries, larger market income inequality ...
    • Har kjønn og profesjon betydning for tillit? : en eksperimentell studie for å avdekke årsakssammenhenger 

      Nettum, Jon Nordal; Nguyen, Tanja (Master thesis, 2018)
      I denne avhandlingen introduserer vi et nytt eksperimentelt design som bygger på dynamikken i tillitsspillet. Designet brukes til å måle tillit gjennom respondentenes oppfatninger, samt å måle kausale effekter på tillit ...
    • Helsepolitikk og individuelt ansvar 

      Cappelen, Alexander W. (Arbeidsnotat, Working paper, 2005-02)
      Folk gjør ulike valg i livet og mange av disse valgene påvirker deres helse og sannsynligheten for at de trenger medisinsk behandling. Kostnader ved behandling av såkalte livsstilsykdommer utgjør en stadig større andel av ...
    • Heterogeneity in fairness views - a challenge to the mutualistic approach? 

      Cappelen, Alexander W.; Tungodden, Bertil (Discussion paper;7/2012, Working paper, 2012-03)
      This commentary argues that the observed heterogeneity in fairness views, documented in many economic experiments, poses a challenge to the partner choice theory developed by Baumard, André and Sperber. It also discusses ...
    • Immoral criminals? An experimental study of social preferences among prisoners 

      Birkeland, Sigbjørn; Cappelen, Alexander W.; Sørensen, Erik Ø.; Tungodden, Bertil (Discussion Papers;15/2011, Working paper, 2011-09)
      This paper studies the pro-social preferences of criminals by comparing the behavior of a group of prisoners in a lab experiment with the behavior of a benchmark group recruited from the general population. We find ...
    • The importance of moral reflection and self-reported data in a dictator game with production 

      Cappelen, Alexander W.; Hole, Astri Drange; Sørensen, Erik Ø.; Tungodden, Bertil (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2007-12)
      This paper studies how individual behavior is affected by moral reflection in a dictator game with production, and the informational value of self-reported data on fairness. We find that making individuals reflect on ...
    • Income distribution and tax competition 

      Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Cappelen, Alexander W. (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2001-12)
      The literature on international tax competition has shown how increased international mobility of the tax base may create a downward pressure on tax rates and give rise to increased inequality in disposable income. This ...
    • Income distribution and tax competition 

      Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Cappelen, Alexander W. (Working Paper, Working paper, 2001-12)
      The literature on international tax competition has shown how increased international mobility of the tax base may create a downward pressure on tax rates and give rise to increased inequality in disposable income. This ...
    • Inequality, tax avoidance and redistribution 

      Bjorvatn, Kjetil; Cappelen, Alexander W. (Working paper, Working paper, 2004-12)
      The present paper seeks to explain the pattern of income redistribution in a world of increased market income inequality. In some countries, larger market income inequality has been met by an increased redistributive effort, ...
    • Is there a development gap in rationality? 

      Cappelen, Alexander W.; Kariv, Shachar; Sørensen, Erik Ø.; Tungodden, Bertil (Discussion paper;8/2014, Working paper, 2014-03)
      We report an experimental test of the four touchstones of rationality in choice under risk – utility maximization, stochastic dominance, expected-utility maximization and small-stakes risk neutrality – with students from ...
    • Just luck: an experimental study of risk taking and fairness 

      Cappelen, Alexander W.; Konow, James; Sørensen, Erik Ø.; Tungodden, Bertil (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2010-01)
      Choices involving risk significantly affect the distribution of income and wealth in society, but there is probably no more contentious question of justice than how to allocate the gains and losses that inevitably result ...
    • Leadership and incentives 

      Cappelen, Alexander W.; Reme, Bjørn-Atle; Sørensen, Erik Ø.; Tungodden, Bertil (Discussion Papers;2/2014, Working paper, 2014-01)
      We study how leader compensation affects public goods provision. We report from a lab experiment with four treatments, where the base treatment was a standard public goods game with simultaneous contribution decisions, ...
    • Leadership and incentives 

      Cappelen, Alexander W.; Reme, Bjørn-Atle; Sørensen, Erik Ø.; Tungodden, Bertil (Discussion paper;10/2013, Working paper, 2013-04)
      We study whether compensating people who volunteer to be leaders in a public goods game creates a social crowding-out effect of moral motivation among the others in the group. We report from an experiment with four ...
    • The liberal egalitarian paradox 

      Cappelen, Alexander W.; Tungodden, Bertil (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2004-06)
      A liberal egalitarian theory of justice seeks to combine the values of equality, personal freedom and personal responsibility. It is considered a much more promising position than strict egalitarianism, because it supposedly ...
    • Local autonomy and interregional equality 

      Cappelen, Alexander W.; Tungodden, Bertil (Working paper, Working paper, 2004-11)
      This paper shows how two important interregional transfer schemes, the foundation grant and the power equalization grant, can be seen as two different interpretations of equal opportunity ethics. It provides characterizations ...
    • Local autonomy and interregional equality 

      Cappelen, Alexander W.; Tungodden, Bertil (Working paper, Working paper, 2006-02)
      This paper shows how two important interregional transfer schemes, the foundation grant and the power equalization grant scheme, can be seen as two different interpretations of equal opportunity ethics. It provides ...
    • Local autonomy and interregional equality : fiscal equalization with balanced budgets 

      Cappelen, Alexander W.; Tungodden, Bertil (Discussion paper, Working paper, 2003-07)
      This paper contributes to the literature on fiscal equalization in three ways. First, it shows how two important types of transfer schemes, the foundation grant and the power equalization grant, can be seen as two ...