Charles Bellemare publiera dans la revue Experimental Economics un article intitulé "Heterogeneous guilt sensitivities and incentive effects". L’article est co-écrit avec Alexander Sebald (Université de Copenhague) et Sigrid Suetens (Université de Tilburg).
Voici un résumé de l'étude :
"Psychological games of guilt aversion assume that preferences depend on (beliefs about) beliefs and on the guilt sensitivity of the decision-maker. We present an experiment designed to measure guilt sensitivities at the individual level for various stake sizes. We use the data to estimate a structural choice model that allows for heterogeneity, and permits that guilt sensitivities depend on stake size. We find substantial heterogeneity of guilt sensitivities in our population, with 60% of decision makers displaying stake-dependent guilt sensitivity. For these decision makers, we find that average guilt sensitivities are significantly different from zero for all stakes considered, while significantly decreasing with the level of stakes."