An economic anatomy of culture: attitudes and behaviour in inter- and intra-national ultimatum game experiments

Swee-Hoon Chuah, Robert Hoffmann, Martin Jones, Geoffrey Williams

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    Abstract

    We examine bargaining behaviour in experimental ultimatum games with Malaysian and UK subjects. Significant differences in offer levels between the two national groups are explained with reference to differences in their responses to particular dimensions of the World Values Survey questionnaire. These attitudinal differences are interpreted as cultural difference between the subject groups that are responsible for their differential behaviour. Crown Copyright (C) 2009 Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)732-744
    Number of pages13
    JournalJournal of Economic Psychology
    Volume30
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009

    Keywords

    • Culture
    • Attitudes
    • World values survey
    • Experiments
    • Ultimatum game
    • TRUST
    • RELIGION
    • PREFERENCES
    • COOPERATION
    • CONSISTENCY
    • SOCIETIES
    • GROWTH
    • CHINA

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