Stated and revealed inequality aversion in three subject pools

Beranek, Benjamin and Cubitt, Robin P. and Gächter, Simon (2015) Stated and revealed inequality aversion in three subject pools. Journal of the Economic Science Association, 1 (1). pp. 43-58. ISSN 2199-6776

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This paper reports data from three subject pools (n=717 subjects) using techniques based on those of Loewenstein, et al. (1989) and Blanco, et al. (2011) to obtain parameters, respectively, of stated and revealed inequality aversion. We provide a replication opportunity for those papers, with two innovations: (i) a design which allows stated and revealed preferences to be compared at the individual level; (ii) assessment of robustness of findings across subjects from a UK university, a Turkish university and Amazon Mechanical Turk. Our findings on stated aversion to inequality are qualitatively similar to those of Loewenstein, et al. in each of our subject pools, whereas there are notable differences between some of our findings on revealed preference and those of Blanco, et al. We find that revealed advantageous inequality aversion is often stronger than revealed dis-advantageous inequality aversion. In most subject pools, we find some (weak) correlation between corresponding parameters of stated and revealed inequality aversion.

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Keywords: inequality aversion, replication, revealed and stated preferences, robustness across subject pools, MTurk.
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
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Depositing User: Gaechter, Simon
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2015 11:11
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2016 15:13

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