Social Choice and Welfare

, Volume 44, Issue 2, pp 301–318 | Cite as

Revealed norm obedience

  • Andreas Tutić Email author


We study a rational decision maker who obeys social norms. In our setup norms prescribe choices in some decision problems. The decision maker obeys norms in situations to which they apply and otherwise maximizes her preference relation. We characterize the class of choice functions that can be explained by this decision procedure, relate this procedure to other decision procedures in the literature, and engage in welfare considerations.


Decision Maker Social Norm Decision Problem Decision Procedure Maximal Element 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universität LeipzigLeipzigGermany

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