Pro-Social Behavior, Reciprocity or Both?
Bruno Frey () and
Stephan Meier ()
No 107, IEW - Working Papers from Institute for Empirical Research in Economics - University of Zurich
Empirical evidence is provided for the importance of non-reciprocal pro-social behavior of individuals in an anonymous, n-person pure public good setting. A unique panel data set of 136,000 observations is matched with an extensive survey. Even under anonymous conditions, a large number of individuals are prepared to donate a not insignificant sum of money. Cooperation conditional on giving by specific other persons (reciprocity) is present but the causal relationship is ambiguous. It is crucially important, whether, and in what way, one is asked to donate. Identification with the organization is also important.
Keywords: Public Goods; Pro-social behavior; Reciprocity; Donation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H41 D64 Z13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ltv and nep-pbe
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (10) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
Working Paper: Pro-Social Behavior, Reciprocity or Both? (2002)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:zur:iewwpx:107
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in IEW - Working Papers from Institute for Empirical Research in Economics - University of Zurich Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Marita Kieser ().