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Dictator Game

AQA, Edexcel, OCR, IB, Eduqas, WJEC

Last updated 21 Mar 2021

In the dictator game, the dictator gets to decide how much of an initial sum of money (say, £10) he/she would like to give to the second player.

Economic theory predicts that the dictator will always make the most self-interested choice. Behavioural experiments find that fully selfish behaviour is the exception rather than the rule, many behave altruistically.

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