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Young, Selfish and Male: Field Evidence of Social Preferences


John A. List


University of Chicago - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)


Economic Journal, Vol. 114, pp. 121-149, January 2004

Abstract:     
This study examines social preferences in three distinct field environments. In the first field setting, I allow consumers of all age and education levels to participate in one-shot and multiple-shot public goods games in a well-functioning marketplace. The second field study, an actual university capital campaign, gathers data from mail solicitations sent to 2,000 Central Florida residents. In the third field experiment, I examine data from an uncontrolled environment, a television gameshow, which closely resembles the classic prisoner's dilemma game. Several insights emerge; perhaps the most provocative is that age and social preferences appear linked.

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Date posted: June 26, 2004  

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List, John A., Young, Selfish and Male: Field Evidence of Social Preferences. Economic Journal, Vol. 114, pp. 121-149, January 2004. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=547494

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John A. List (Contact Author)
University of Chicago - Department of Economics ( email )
1126 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
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Bonn, D-53072
Germany
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