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Acts of helping and harming

Abdolkarim Sadrieh () and Marina Schröder

Economics Letters, 2017, vol. 153, issue C, 77-79

Abstract: We assess helping and harming behavior towards an anonymous individual in a real effort and a chosen effort experiment. Both help and harm are widespread and highly correlated. Almost all individuals who harm others also help others. High cost reduces both prosocial and anti-social behavior.

Keywords: Altruism; Joy of destruction; Giving and destruction; Spite; Dictator games (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C91 D31 D63 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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