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(2010)CBESS Discussion Paper. Mark abstract This paper studies how individual social status influences bilateral bargaining in small-scale societies where resources are scarce. It reports the results of a field lab experiment with members of irrigation schemes who participate either as water distributors or receivers. Our results indicate that social status influences bargaining behavior in two ways. First, with social status being positively correlated with economic wealth, our results confirm a self-serving bias in fairness conceptions. Second, social status influences how receivers react to the received share as well as how distributors adapt their distributive decisions after the receivers’ reaction. We also highlight implications of the results for the efficient use of scarce resources.

Please use this url to cite or link to this publication: http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1029268



Author: Ben D-Exelle, Els Lecoutere and Bjorn Van Campenhout

Source: https://biblio.ugent.be/publication/1029268



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