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Giving and sorting among friends: Evidence from a lab-in-the-field experiment

  • Binzel, Christine
  • Fehr, Dietmar

We examine dictator giving in a lab-in-the-field experiment in Cairo. Giving to a stranger and to a friend is positively correlated, and more altruistic dictators increase their giving less under non-anonymity. However, friends’ altruistic preferences are not significantly correlated.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 121 (2013)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 214-217

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:121:y:2013:i:2:p:214-217
DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2013.08.002
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