Favouring Friends

Bulletin of Economic Research, Vol. 64, No. 2, pp. 174-8

Posted: 12 Sep 2012

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Pablo Brañas-Garza

Universidad Loyola Andalucia

Miguel A. Duran

University of Malaga (Spain)

Maria Paz Espinosa

BRiDGE

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

This paper focuses on the friendship effect on donations in a dictator game. Our results indicate that the taste for altruism is substantially increased when friends play the role of recipients. Controlling for reciprocity there is still a significant friendship effect on donations.

Keywords: altruism, dictator game, fairness, friendship effect

JEL Classification: C99, D63, D64

Suggested Citation

Brañas-Garza, Pablo and Duran, Miguel A. and Espinosa Alejos, Maria Paz, Favouring Friends (2012). Bulletin of Economic Research, Vol. 64, No. 2, pp. 174-8 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2142430

Pablo Brañas-Garza

Universidad Loyola Andalucia ( email )

c/ Escritor Castilla Aguayo
Córdoba, 14004
Spain

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Miguel A. Duran (Contact Author)

University of Malaga (Spain) ( email )

Dpt. Teoria e Historia Economica
Fac. Economicas. Campus de El Ejido
Malaga, 29013
Spain

HOME PAGE: http://webpersonal.uma.es/~maduran/portada.htm

Maria Paz Espinosa Alejos

BRiDGE ( email )

Avda. Lehendakari Aguirre 83
Bilbao, Vizcaya 48015 48015
Spain

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