Dictator Game Generosity and Real World Labor Market Outcomes: Third Wave of a Longitudinal Study

Catherine J. Weinberger (Independent Scholar affiliated with the University of CA Santa Barbara, Department of Economics, and ISBER)
In 2002, more than 1,800 students played a dictator game in which the Receiver was a charity. The researchers intend to relate behavior in this game to labor market outcomes. For instance, do people who play generously in a dictator game wind up with lower paying jobs? This grant will provide funding to run a wave of surveys to gather employment information, including educational attainment, salary, and job sector information. The project is an interesting attempt to link laboratory game behavior to outcomes in the real world.