Robin P. Cubitt

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Experimental economics has brought about the most extraordinary changes to economics. Not so long ago the economics profession simply could not see the purpose or relevance of laboratory experiments, but over the past thirty years their number has grown continuously and experimental economics has become one of the most exciting fields of economics. As is(More)
In this paper, we report an experimental investigation of the effect of framing on social preferences, as revealed in a one-shot linear public goods game. We use two types of indicator to measure social preferences: self-reported emotional responses; and, as a behavioural indicator of disapproval, punishment. Our findings are that, for a given pattern of(More)
The focus for the Centre is research into individual and strategic decision‐making using a combination of theoretical and experimental methods. On the theory side, members of the Centre investigate individual choice under uncertainty, cooperative and non‐cooperative game theory, as well as theories of psychology, bounded rationality and evolutionary game(More)
This paper develops a parsimonious descriptive model of individual choice and valuation in the kinds of experiments that constitute a substantial part of the literature. It argues that most of the best-known ‘regularities’ observed in those experiments arise from a tendency for participants to perceive probabilities and payoffs in a particular way. This(More)
We present a new experimental investigation into the cause of preference reversal. Although economists and psychologists have suggested a variety of possible accounts, the existing data does not adequately discriminate between them. Our design has two key novelties: a “pure” ordinal payoff scheme and a probabilistic valuation task. Relative to previous(More)
In the last thirty years, economists and other social scientists have investigated people’s normative views on distributive justice. Here we study people’s normative views in social dilemmas, which underlie many situations of economic and social significance. Using insights from moral philosophy and psychology we provide an analysis of the morality of free(More)