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Who lets ethics guide his economic decision-making? An empirical analysis of individual investments in ethical funds

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  • Säve-Söderbergh, Jenny

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This paper shows that one out of eight investors chooses ethical funds and foregoes return for ethical principles. However, few screen completely. Human capital, being female and "empathetic" professions all predict ethical decision-making. Interestingly, neither income nor wealth explains screening.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 107 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Pages: 270-272

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:107:y:2010:i:2:p:270-272

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Keywords: Investment decisions Ethics Altruism Socially responsible investing;

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  1. Freeman, Richard B, 1997. "Working for Nothing: The Supply of Volunteer Labor," Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 15(1), pages S140-66, January.
  2. Andrei Shleifer, 2004. "Does Competition Destroy Ethical Behavior?," NBER Working Papers 10269, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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  1. Capelle-Blancard, Gunther & Monjon, Stéphanie, 2012. "Trends in the literature on socially responsible investment: looking for the keys under the lamppost," Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine 123456789/7349, Paris Dauphine University.

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