ICES Experimental Economics Brown Bag Lecture

Behavioral Characterization of Two-stage Moral Choices: Evidence from a Lab Experiment

Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Online Location, Zoom Meeting

ICES Experimental Economics Brown Bag Lecture

The Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science (ICES) presents an ICES Brown Bag Lecture featuring:

Kun Qian

George Mason University

Behavioral Characterization of Two-stage Moral Choices: Evidence from a Lab Experiment

 

Please contact ICES Office Manager (sbahabib@gmu.edu) for Zoom link.

 

Abstract

We use a two-stage lab experiment to analyze intertemporal moral choices. We find that moral choices are significantly inconsistent between the two stages, even in the same context, and that the monetary incentive does not play an important role in these choices. As predicted by the moral balancing hypothesis, moral behaviors are likely to be followed by immoral behaviors, while according to self-serving bias, immoral behaviors are often consistent over time. Our results provide new evidence of self-regulation in moral choices.

 

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