Consequential egalitarianism vs. accountability principle: an experimental investigation Academic Article uri icon


  • 2015 Taylor & Francis. ABSTRACT: We conducted a laboratory experiment to investigate how peoples fairness views and redistribution depend on different rooted risks, specifically whether the risk is exogenously assigned in a pure-luck control assignment or endogenously chosen by subjects in an option-luck treatment. This experiment examines two contradictory views about distributive justice, namely consequential egalitarianism and the accountability principle (AP). The results show widespread support for the view of AP when participants have the opportunity to alleviate the risks.

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Xu, Z. P., & Palma, M. A.

complete list of authors

  • Xu, Zhicheng Phil||Palma, Marco A

publication date

  • January 1, 2016 11:11 AM