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Time for Helping

Anastasia Danilov and Timo Vogelsang ()

No 05-05, Cologne Graduate School Working Paper Series from Cologne Graduate School in Management, Economics and Social Sciences

Abstract: This study investigates whether individuals engage in prosocial behavior when it requires their time but not money. In a lab experiment with rigorous anonymity arrangements, subjects receive their payoff beforehand and can engage in a tedious task to increase the earnings of a passive recipient. We find that individuals work for a significant amount of time.

Keywords: Laboratory experiment; social preferences; time; opportunity costs; volunteering; altruism (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C91 D64 J22 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cbe, nep-exp, nep-ger, nep-hrm and nep-soc
Date: 2014-08-26
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