Money burning and rank egalitarianism with random dictators

D. J. Zizzo

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This paper presents the results of an experiment in Oxford where relative standing can be improved by randomly chosen dictators only by reducing (‘burning’) the money of the coplayers at a cost to themselves. Almost 50% of the subjects engage in money burning, and 75% of burners appear rank egalitarian.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-266
Number of pages4
JournalEconomics Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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