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Title: Altruism with social roots: emerging literature
Authors: Brañas-Garza, Pablo
Espinosa, María Paz
Issue Date: 2006
Abstract: This paper analyzes the emerging literature on the determinants of giving within a social network. We propose two main explanatory variables for previous experimental results on the friendship effect. The first is social integration, which has a positive impact on giving. The second variable is strategic and is based on reciprocity: the possibility of ex-post favors. Econometric analysis shows that both variables play a positive (and significant) role.
Sponsorship: María Paz Espinosa acknowledges financial aid from UPV and MCT (BEC2003- 02084); Pablo Brañas-Garza from DGCYT (SEJ2004-07554/ECON) and GV (GV06/275).
Publisher: Universidad de Granada. Departamento de Teoría e Historia Económica
Series/Report no.: The Papers;06/05
Keywords: Giving
Social networks
Reciprocity
Social integration
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10481/31488
Rights : Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License
Citation: Brañas-Garza, P.; Espinosa, M.P. Altruism with social roots: emerging literature. Universidad de Granada. Departamento de Teoría e Historia Económica (2006). (The Papers;06/05). [http://hdl.handle.net/10481/31488]
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