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Replication data for: Why Do People Give? Testing Pure and Impure Altruism

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  • Ottoni-Wilhelm, Mark
  • Vesterlund, Lise
  • Xie, Huan
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  • Abstract

    Researchers 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.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.20141222 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Ottoni-Wilhelm, Mark; Vesterlund, Lise; Xie, Huan (2017): Replication data for: Why Do People Give? Testing Pure and Impure Altruism. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.