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dc.contributor.authorAlger, Ingelaen_US
dc.contributor.authorWeibull, Jörgen W.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-28T13:10:54Z-
dc.date.available2012-03-28T13:10:54Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/56348-
dc.description.abstractRecognizing that individualism, or weak family ties, may be favorable to economic development, we ask how family ties interact with climate to determine individual behavior and whether there is reason to believe that the strength of family ties evolves differently in different climates. For this purpose, we develop a simple model of the interaction between two individuals who are more or less altruistic towards each other. Each individual exerts effort to produce a consumption good under uncertainty. Outputs are observed and each individual chooses how much, if any, of his or her output to share with the other. We analyze how the equilibrium outcome depends on altruism and climate for ex ante identical individuals. We also consider (a) coerced altruism, that is, situations where a social norm dictates how output be shared, (b) the effects of insurance markets, and (c) the role of institutional quality. The evolutionary robustness of altruism is analyzed and we study how this depends on climate.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aEkonomiska Forskningsinst. |cStockholmen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aSSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance |x633en_US
dc.subject.jelD02en_US
dc.subject.jelD13en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordaltruismen_US
dc.subject.keywordfamily tiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordindividualismen_US
dc.subject.keywordmoral hazarden_US
dc.subject.keywordevolutionen_US
dc.subject.stwAltruismusen_US
dc.subject.stwMoral Hazarden_US
dc.subject.stwTrittbrettfahrerverhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.titleAltruism and climateen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn518069389en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US

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