Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/108819
Authors: 
Davis, Alexander L.
Jehli, Nadja R.
Miller, John H.
Weber, Roberto A.
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 5272
Abstract: 
Extensive research in economics explores generosity in monetary allocations. However, generosity often involves the allocation of non-monetary goods or experiences. Existing evidence suggests that generosity may be higher in such contexts, though no direct comparison exists. Here, we compare generosity in decisions that vary whether allocations are monetary or non-monetary. In two experiments, generosity is significantly higher in non-monetary contexts. Thus, the typical monetary laboratory dictator game may underestimate generosity in many non-laboratory contexts where allocations are non-monetary. We find weaker relationships between individuals' allocation decisions across monetary and non-monetary contexts than for allocations that hold constant the monetary nature of the context.
Subjects: 
altruism
generosity
non-monetary
harm
experiment
JEL: 
D03
D64
C91
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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