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Economic Incentives and Social Preferences: Substitutes or Complements?

  • S. Bowles
  • S. Polania-Reyes.

Part 1 Explicit economic incentives designed to increase contributions to public goods and to promote other pro-social behavior sometimes are counterproductive or less effective than would be predicted among entirely self-interested individuals. This may occur when incentives adversely affect individuals’ altruism, ethical norms, intrinsic motives to serve the public, and other social preferences. The opposite also occurs—crowding in — though it appears less commonly.

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Volume (Year): 4 (2013)
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