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At the Mercy of a Prisoner. Three Dictator Experiments
Applied Economics Letters
We test male juvenile prisoners on a dictator game with another anonymous co-prisoner as recipient. Prisoners give more than students, but less than nonstudents of their age. They give more to a charity than to another prisoner. In one of two experiments, those convicted for violent crime give more than those convicted for property crime.
Insuring Your Donation – An Experiment
Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
An increasing fraction of donations is channeled through donation intermediaries. These enti-ties serve multiple purposes, one of which seems to be providing donors with greater certainty: that the donation reaches its intended goal, and that the donor may be sure to get a tax ben-efit. We interpret this function as insurance and test the option to insure donations in the lab. Our participants indeed have a positive willingness to pay for insurance against either risk. Yet the insurance option is only critical for their willingness to donate to a charity if the un-certainty affects the proper use of their donation.
JEL-Codes: D03 - Behavioral Microeconomics: Underlying Principles, D12 - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis, D64 - Altruism; Philanthropy, G22 - Insurance; Insurance Companies; Actuarial Studies, H25 - Business Taxes and Subsidies, H31 - Household, K34 - Tax Law, L31 - Nonprofit Institutions; NGOs; Social Entrepreneurship