Cultural Differences in Ultimatum Game Experiments: Evidence from a Meta-Analysis

  title={Cultural Differences in Ultimatum Game Experiments: Evidence from a Meta-Analysis},
  author={H. Oosterbeek and R. Sloof and Gijs van de Kuilen},
  journal={Experimental Economics},
  • H. Oosterbeek, R. Sloof, Gijs van de Kuilen
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology
  • Experimental Economics
  • This paper reports the findings of a meta-analysis of 37 papers with 75 results from ultimatum game experiments. We find that on average the proposer offers 40% of the pie to the responder. This share is smaller for larger pie sizes and larger when a strategy method is used or when subjects are inexperienced. On average 16% of the offers is rejected. The rejection rate is lower for larger pie sizes and for larger shares offered. Responders are less willing to accept an offer when the strategy… CONTINUE READING
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