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dc.contributor.authorBrown, Pike
dc.contributor.authorGrimson, Duncan
dc.contributor.authorKnowles, Stephen
dc.identifier.citationBrown, P., Grimson, D., & Knowles, S. (2019). How Close to Home Does Charity Begin? (Economics Discussion Papers Series No. 1908). University of Otago. Retrieved from
dc.description.abstractThis paper uses a field experiment to analyse the extent to which people are more inclined to support a charity focused on people or causes in their own region, compared to regions in other parts of the country. New Zealand land owners were incentivised to take part in an online survey by being told they could choose a charity from a list of four that would receive a $10 donation if they completed the survey. Importantly, the charities are based in different regions of the country. We find evidence of a significant declining radius of altruism: not only do people prefer to support charities in their own area, the further away a charity is located the less likely people are to support it.en_NZ
dc.publisherUniversity of Otagoen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEconomics Discussion Papers Seriesen_NZ
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International*
dc.subjectcharitable givingen_NZ
dc.subjectdeclining radius of altruismen_NZ
dc.subjectfield experimenten_NZ
dc.titleHow Close to Home Does Charity Begin?en_NZ
dc.typeDiscussion Paperen_NZ
otago.schoolOtago Business School / Department of Economicsen_NZ
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