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IMPURE ALTRUISM AND DONATIONS TO PUBLIC GOODS: A THEORY OF WARM-GLOW GIVING*
When people make donations to privately provided public goods, such as charity, there may be many factors influencing their decision other than altruism. Social pressure, guilt, sympathy, or simply aExpand
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Giving with Impure Altruism: Applications to Charity and Ricardian Equivalence
  • J. Andreoni
  • Economics
  • Journal of Political Economy
  • 1 December 1989
Models of giving have often been based on altruism. Examples include charity and intergenerational transfers. The literatures on both subjects have centered around neutrality hypotheses: charity isExpand
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NOTES AND COMMENTS GIVING ACCORDING TO GARP: AN EXPERIMENTAL TEST OF THE CONSISTENCY OF PREFERENCES FOR ALTRUISM
Subjects in economic laboratory experiments have clearly expressed an interest in behaving unselfishly. They cooperate in prisoners’ dilemma games, they give to public goods, and they leave money onExpand
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Why free ride?: Strategies and learning in public goods experiments
Abstract Laboratory experiments on free riding have produced mixed results. Free riding is seldom observed with single-shot games; however, it is often approximated in finitely repeated games. ThereExpand
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Estimating Time Preferences from Convex Budgets
Experimentally elicited discount rates are frequently higher than what one would infer from market interest rates and seem unreasonable for economic decision-making. Such high rates have often beenExpand
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Privately provided public goods in a large economy: The limits of altruism
Abstract Private charity has often been modelled as a pure public good. The results reported in this paper, however, suggest that this model of altruism fails to confirm even the broadest empiricalExpand
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Cooperation in Public-Goods Experiments: Kindness or Confusion?
The persistence of cooperation in public-goods experiments has become an important puzzle for economists. This paper presents the first systematic attempt to separate the hypothesis that cooperationExpand
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Which is the Fair Sex? Gender Differences in Altruism
We study gender differences in altruism by examining a modified dictator game with varying incomes and prices. Our results indicate that the question "which is the fair sex?" has a complicatedExpand
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Warm-Glow versus Cold-Prickle: The Effects of Positive and Negative Framing on Cooperation in Experiments
This paper considers the standard linear public goods game under two experimental conditions. The positive-frame condition is the regular public goods game that experimental economists have studiedExpand
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Social Image and the 50-50 Norm: A Theoretical and Experimental Analysis of Audience Effects
A norm of 50-50 division appears to have considerable force in a wide range of economic environments, both in the real world and in the laboratory. Even in settings where one party unilaterallyExpand
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