Replication data for: Why Do People Give? Testing Pure and Impure Altruism
- Ottoni-Wilhelm, Mark
- Vesterlund, Lise
- Xie, Huan
AbstractResearchers measure crowd-out around one level of charity output to identify whether giving is motivated by altruism and/or warm-glow. However, crowd-out depends on output, implying first that the power to reject pure altruism varies, and second that a single measurement of incomplete crowd-out can be rationalized by many different preferences. By instead measuring crowd-out at different output levels, we allow both for identification and for a novel and direct test of impure altruism. Using a new experimental design, we present the first empirical evidence that, consistent with impure altruism, crowd-out decreases with output.
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DOI: 10.1257/aer.20141222 (Text)
Ottoni-Wilhelm, Mark, Lise Vesterlund, and Huan Xie. “Why Do People Give? Testing Pure and Impure Altruism.” American Economic Review 107, no. 11 (November 2017): 3617–33. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.20141222.
- ID: 10.1257/aer.20141222 (DOI)
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