The value of decision-making power in social decisions

Hausfeld, Jan; Fischbacher, Urs; Knoch, Daria (2020). The value of decision-making power in social decisions. Journal of economic behavior & organization, 177, pp. 898-912. Elsevier 10.1016/j.jebo.2020.06.018

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People differ in whether they like to be in control of a decision or whether they would happily delegate a decision. We explore the heterogeneity and the underlying factors of the participants’ values of decision-making power in an allocation choice between a fair and an unfair option. This allocation decision affects the outcomes of the deciding person and three other people in different ways. We find that people differ in their preference for keeping this social decision, and more than 85% never pay for delegating the choice. The value for keeping the decision-making power is affected by the strength, but not the direction of social preferences, and relates to the preference for keeping a useless decision, i.e. selecting the winning number of a lottery. The value of decision-making power is reflected in response times and both eye- and mouse-tracking.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Social Neuroscience and Social Psychology

UniBE Contributor:

Hausfeld, Jan and Knoch, Daria

Subjects:

100 Philosophy
100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

0167-2681

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Andrea Gassmann-Suter

Date Deposited:

25 Aug 2020 10:38

Last Modified:

25 Aug 2020 10:38

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.jebo.2020.06.018

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.146093

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/146093

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