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dc.contributor.authorFielding, David
dc.contributor.authorKnowles, Stephen
dc.identifier.citationFielding, D., & Knowles, S. (2013). Can You Spare Some Change For Charity? Experimental Evidence On Verbal Cues And Loose Change Effects In A Dictator Game (Economics Discussion Papers No. 1318). University of Otago. Retrieved from
dc.identifier.issn1178-2293 (Online)
dc.description.abstractThere is some evidence from field studies and natural experiments that levels of charitable donation depend on the method in which donations are solicited. There is also some experimental evidence that spending on private consumption depends on how much loose change people have. We use a simple laboratory experiment to measure the effect on donor choices of (i) whether the choices are presented verbally or non-verbally, and (ii) whether the participants have a large amount of loose change. We find strong evidence for both effects. These effects may explain some of the variation in the average level of generosity found in different Dictator Game results, and why laboratory experiments elicit levels of generosity that are often much higher than in non-laboratory settings.en_NZ
dc.publisherUniversity of Otagoen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEconomics Discussion Papers Seriesen_NZ
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dc.subjectcharitable givingen_NZ
dc.subjectDictator Gameen_NZ
dc.subjectpower of askingen_NZ
dc.subjectloose change effectsen_NZ
dc.titleCan You Spare Some Change For Charity? Experimental Evidence On Verbal Cues And Loose Change Effects In A Dictator Gameen_NZ
dc.typeDiscussion Paperen_NZ
otago.schoolOtago Business School / Department of Economicsen_NZ
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