From outcome-based to language-based preferences

Capraro, Valerio ORCID logoORCID:, Halpern, Joseph Y. and Perc, Matjaž ORCID logoORCID: (2022) From outcome-based to language-based preferences. Journal of Economic Literature . ISSN 0022-0515 [Article] (Accepted/In press) (doi:10.1257/jel.20221613)

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We review the literature on models that try to explain human behavior in social interactions described by normal-form games with monetary payoffs. We start by covering social and moral preferences. We then focus on the growing body of research showing that people react to the language in which actions are described, especially when it activates moral concerns. We conclude by arguing that behavioral economics is in the midst of a paradigm shift towards language-based preferences, which will require an exploration of new models and experimental setups.

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