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Giving Once, Giving Twice: A Two-Period Field Experiment On Intertemporal Crowding in Charitable Giving

Maja Adena () and Steffen Huck ()

No 130, Rationality and Competition Discussion Paper Series from CRC TRR 190 Rationality and Competition

Abstract: We study intertemporal crowding between two fundraising campaigns for the same charitable organization by manipulating donors\' beliefs about the likelihood of future campaigns in two subsequent field experiments. The data shows that initial giving is decreasing in the likelihood of a future campaign while subsequent giving increases in initial giving. While this refutes the predictions of a simple expected utility model, the pattern is in line with a model that allows for (anticipated or unanticipated) habit formation provided that donations in the two periods are substitutes.

Keywords: charitable giving; field experiments; intertemporal crowding (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C93 D12 D64 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018-12-20
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-exp, nep-soc and nep-upt
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