How Economists and Physicians Trade Off Efficiency and Equity in Medically and Neutrally Framed Allocation Problems ? ♣

@inproceedings{Ahlert2008HowEA,
  title={How Economists and Physicians Trade Off Efficiency and Equity in Medically and Neutrally Framed Allocation Problems ? ♣},
  author={Marlies Ahlert and Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg and Stefan Felder},
  year={2008}
}
This experiment investigates the social preferences and choices of economists and physicians for treating patients and compares the choices with those in a congruent neutrally framed allocation problem. The potential recipients differ with respect to their minimum needs as well as to their ability to profit from the receipt. Using the theoretical solutions, we classify the distributors as selfish, Rawlsian or maximizing the number of recipients. The results indicate that economists tend towards… CONTINUE READING

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