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dc.contributor.authorStutzer, Aloisen_US
dc.contributor.authorGoette, Lorenzen_US
dc.contributor.authorZehnder, Michaelen_US
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we propose a decision framework where people are individually asked to either actively consent to or dissent from some pro-social behavior. We hypothesize that confronting individuals with the choice of whether to engage in a specific pro-social behavior contributes to the formation of issue-specific altruistic preferences, while simultaneously involving a commitment. The hypothesis is tested in a large-scale field experiment on blood donations. We find that this active-decision” intervention substantially increases the actual donation behavior of people who had not fully formed preferences beforehand.en_US
dc.publisherFederal Reserve Bank of Boston Boston, MAen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper series // Federal Reserve Bank of Boston 07-13en_US
dc.titleActive decisions and pro-social behavioren_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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