The Misaddressed Letter Experiment
Gweneth Leigh and
Andrew Leigh ()
Applied Economics Letters, 2018, vol. 25, issue 21, 1527-1530
We design a new field experiment to test pro-social behaviour: will a household return a letter that has been incorrectly addressed? On average, we find that half of all letters were returned. Return rates do not vary significantly according to the gender, race or ethnicity of the fictitious addressee. However, return rates are higher in more affluent neighbourhoods.
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