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Autoren: 
Antoniades, Alexis
Seshan, Ganesh
Weber, Roberto
Zubrickas, Robertas
Datum: 
2013
Schriftenreihe/Nr.: 
Working Paper No. 131
Zusammenfassung: 
We provide a direct test of the impact of altruism on remittances. From a sample of 105 male migrant workers from Kerala, India working in Qatar, we elicit the propensity to share with others from their responses in a dictator game, and use it as a proxy for altruism. When the entire sample is considered, we find that only migrants' income robustly explains remittances. Altruism does not seem to matter. However, we document a strong positive relationship between altruism and remittances for those migrants that report a loan obligation back home, which is nearly half the sample. We explain the role of loan obligations with a standard remittance model, extended with reference-dependent preferences.
Schlagwörter: 
remittances
altruism
reference-dependent preferences
dictator game
Qatar
JEL: 
O12
O15
D81
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