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Replication data for: The 1/d Law of Giving

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  • Goeree, Jacob K.
  • McConnell, Margaret A.
  • Mitchell, Tiffany
  • Tromp, Tracey
  • Yariv, Leeat
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  • Abstract

    We combine survey data on friendship networks and individual characteristics with experimental observations from dictator games. Dictator offers are primarily explained by social distance, giving follows a simple inverse distance law. While student demographics play a minor role in explaining offer amounts, individual heterogeneity is important for network formation. In particular, we detect significant homophilous behavior; students connect to others similar to themselves. Moreover, the network data reveal a strong preference for cliques, students connect to those already close. The study is one of the first to identify network architecture with individual behavior in a strategic context. (JEL D44, H82)
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    DOI: 10.1257/mic.2.1.183 (Text)
  • Goeree, Jacob K, Margaret A McConnell, Tiffany Mitchell, Tracey Tromp, and Leeat Yariv. “The 1/DLaw of Giving.” American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 2, no. 1 (February 2010): 183–203.
    • ID: 10.1257/mic.2.1.183 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-13

Goeree, Jacob K.; McConnell, Margaret A.; Mitchell, Tiffany; Tromp, Tracey; Yariv, Leeat (2010): Replication data for: The 1/d Law of Giving. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.