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dc.contributor.authorStutzer, Aloisen_US
dc.contributor.authorGoette, Lorenzen_US
dc.contributor.authorZehnder, Michaelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-06-12en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-23T08:02:26Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-23T08:02:26Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/55594-
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.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherFederal Reserve Bank of Boston Boston, Mass.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper series // Federal Reserve Bank of Boston 07-13en_US
dc.subject.jelC93en_US
dc.subject.jelD64en_US
dc.subject.jelI18en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwAltruismusen_US
dc.subject.stwTesten_US
dc.titleActive decisions and pro-social behavioren_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn568827023en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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