RP game in Aktipis lab

Generosity in the laboratory

Studying generosity in the lab allows us to explore how people share in simulated ecological conditions and social networks.

Working paper: Steven Gazzillo, Barry Sopher, Athena Aktipis, Lee Cronk. The Origins of Risk Sharing: An Experimental Approach (WP No: 2013-02)

Our Laboratory Work Focuses On:

1

The risk-pooling game

We are developing a novel economic game that captures the uncertainties of living in volatile ecological environments and the ability to ask for help from others.


2

Measures of need-based giving

We are developing quantitative and qualitative measures of need-based giving in the laboratory.


3

The cultural context of sharing

We are exploring the ways that norms and other aspects of the cultural context influence giving behavior through experiments in the laboratory.