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Charles Bellemare publiera dans la revue Experimental Economics

28 Août 2017

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."