An experimental investigation of intrinsic motivations for giving

  title={An experimental investigation of intrinsic motivations for giving},
  author={Mirco Tonin and Michael Vlassopoulos},
  journal={Theory and Decision},
This paper presents results from a modified dictator experiment aimed at distinguishing and quantifying intrinsic motivations for giving. We employ an experimental design with three treatments that vary the recipient (experimenter, charity) and amount passed (fixed, varying). We find giving to the experimenter not to be significantly different from giving to a charity, when the amount the subject donates crowds out the amount donated by the experimenter such that the charity always receives a… 
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