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Information and donations to development aid projects

Maren Elise Bachke, Frode Alfnes and Mette Wik

Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), 2017, vol. 66, issue C, 23-28

Abstract: We conduct a dictator game where the participants donate money to development aid projects. By varying the project information, we study the impact of different categories of project information on donations. The results are consistent with the literature finding a link between tangibility and generosity. In general, more information about the development projects increase the donations, however, the increase is contingent upon the type of information. For example, recipient and thematic information has on average a significant effect on the donation, while regional information does not.

Keywords: Charity giving; Development aid project; Experiments; Dictator game; Information; Tangibility (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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