Kevin McCabe

  • Professor of Economics, Law, and Neuroscience, George Mason University, Director, Center for the Study of Neuroeconomics, George Mason University, Senior Research Fellow

Kevin McCabe is a professor of economics, law, and neuroscience at George Mason University, director of GMU's Center for the Study of Neuroeconomics, co-director of the Neuroscience Imaging Core at the Krasnow Institute (NICKI), and a research scholar with the Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science. Kevin is also a senior research fellow with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Prior to these current roles, he was a professor of economics at University of Arizona and a distinguished research scholar with the International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics.

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Publications & Appearances

Shared Self-Determined Experience and Third-Party Redistribution

Using a three-player dictator-game experiment, we find that similar performance during a shared self-determined experience causes a redistributor to privilege the stakeholder who performed similarly. Sharing a self-determined experience, however, is not, in itself, sufficient to influence redistributive preferences.

Are Self-Made Men Made Equally?

Using a laboratory experiment, we examine if third party redistribution from a “Have” to a “Have-not” is affected by (1) whether a Have’s advantage is in some way self-determined and (2) whether self-determination occurs in two dimensions compared to one dimension. We find that redistribution decreases if a Have earns an advantageous opportunity or earns income.