DP13593 Partial Norms
|Author(s):||Giovanna D'Adda, Martin Dufwenberg, Francesco Passarelli, Guido Tabellini|
|Publication Date:||March 2019|
|Date Revised:||July 2019|
|Keyword(s):||Consensus, Experiment, normative expectations, partial norms, Social norms|
|Programme Areas:||Public Economics|
|Link to this Page:||cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=13593|
We consider an expanded notion of social norms that render them belief-dependent and partial, formulate a series of related testable predictions, and design an experiment based on a variant of the dictator game that tests for empirical relevance. Main results: Normative beliefs influence generosity, as predicted. Degree of partiality leads to more dispersion in giving behavior, as predicted.