How much do initial positions matter in drawing fairness? Evidence from a “symmetrized” Ultimatum Game

Massimiliano Vatiero (University of Trento, and Università della Svizzera italiana)
Francesco Guala (University of Milan "La Statale")
Luigi Mittone (University of Trento)

Abstract

Does the concept of fairness depend on the initial positions of individuals? Or instead, are concepts on unfair allocations neutral to such positions? To answer those questions, we use a setting with a symmetrized Ultimatum Game (abbreviated UG hereinafter) in which each individual plays twice, one as proposer and one as responder.

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