Discriminative preferences and fairness ideals in diverse societies
Do social preferences of the native majority in Europe depend on others’ ethnicity? Are people from the majority as altruistic, reciprocal, envious to ethnic minorities as compared to other majority? Do they have different fairness ideals—what constitutes a fair distribution of resources from the perspective of an impartial spectator—when it comes to people from the majority than when it comes to people with a minority background? Do these preferences depend on exposure to ethnic minorities, and, if so, how?
These questions are at the heart of the ERC project.
Who is on the team?
X. Xu, J. Potters and S. Suetens. Competitive versus cooperative interactions and in-group bias. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, vol. 179, 69-79, 2020.
E. Cettolin and S. Suetens. Return on trust is lower for immigrants. Economic Journal. vol. 129, 1992-2009, 2019.
For policy makers
Taste-based discrimination: How does it work? Open Access Government. September 22, 2020.
Tastes in discrimination research. EU Research. Spring 2020.