WP 1701 When Income Depends on Performance and Luck : The Effects of Culture and Information on Giving

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We study how giving depends on income and luck, and how culture and information about the determinants of others’ income affect this relationship. Our data come from an experiment conducted in two countries, the US and Spain, that have different beliefs about how income inequality arises. We find that when individuals are informed about the determinants of… (More)

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