Subject330 Economics SpendeWohltätigkeitProsoziales VerhaltenDarstellungstheorieDarstellungstheorieExperiment
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Responsibility and prosocial behavior - Experimental evidence on charitable donations by individuals and group representatives
In this paper we present a lab-in-the-field experiment with a large and diverse sample to compare charitable donations when individuals decide for themselves only and when they decide as a group representative. In contrast to the previous literature, we find that individuals make greater charitable contributions when they decide as a group representative than when they decide alone. This result demonstrates that being responsible for a group does not always lead to more selfish behavior.
CitationIn: Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics Volume 90 (2020-11-13) EISSN 2214-8043
SponsorshipEuropean Union (EU) Horizon 2020 program, action ERC-2014-STG, Project HUCO, grant number 636746
CollectionsPublications (Environmental and Behavioral Economics)
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