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Title: Promoting helping behavior with framing in dictator games
Authors: Brañas-Garza, Pablo
Issue Date: 2006
Abstract: A number of recent papers on double-blind dictator games have obtained significant generous behavior when information regarding the recipient or any other social context is provided. In contrast, the lack of information discourages other-regarding behavior and the subject’s behavior closely approximates the game-theoretic prediction based on the selfishness assumption. This paper uses framing to explore the role of helping—behavior in dictator games. The whole experiment includes both classroom and regular experiments for the baseline and the framing treatment. To promote these motivations we included a “non—neutral” sentence at the end of the instructions, which reads “Note that he relies on you”. Our baseline and framed DG are statistically different from each other, indicating that the additional sentence promotes generous-regarding behavior.
Sponsorship: Finantial support from DGCYT (SEJ2004-07554/ECON) and Fundación Ramón Areces (2005) is aknowledged.
Publisher: Universidad de Granada. Departamento de Teoría e Historia Económica
Series/Report no.: The Papers;06/04
Keywords: Dictator game
Framing effect
Helping behavior
Altruism
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10481/31487
Rights : Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License
Citation: Brañas-Garza, P. Promoting helping behavior with framing in dictator games. Universidad de Granada. Departamento de Teoría e Historia Económica (2006). (The Papers; 06/04). [http://hdl.handle.net/10481/31487]
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