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73 Post author: elharo 05 July 2013 12:22PM

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Comment author: Jonathan_Graehl 05 July 2013 11:22:47PM 0 points [-]

The Dictator game control is perfectly valid as a control for the Ultimatum game, since they're both equally lab experiments.

But it's a good antidote to for anyone who'd concluded "hey, people [in this population] are pretty generous" from Dictator splits (unlike Ultimatum, the offer can't be refused, so a rational agent should take 100% for himself - and people do, when they don't think they're in a lab experiment).