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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-51884

Goeree, Jacob K; McConnell, Margaret A; Mitchell, Tiffany; Tromp, Tracey; Yariv, Leeat (2009). The 1/d Law of Giving. Working paper series / Institute for Empirical Research in Economics No. 432, University of Zurich.

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Abstract

We combine survey data on friendship networks and individual characteristics withnexperimental observations from dictator games. Dictator offers are primarily explained by social distance - giving follows a simple inverse distance law. While student demographics play a minor role in explaining offer amounts, individual heterogeneity is important for network formation. In particular, we detect significant homophilous behavior - students connect to others similar to them. Moreover, the network data reveal a strong preferencenfor cliques - students connect to those already close. The study is one of the first tonidentify network architecture with individual behavior in a strategic context.

Item Type:Working Paper
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Working Paper Series > Institute for Empirical Research in Economics (former)
DDC:330 Economics
Language:English
Date:September 2009
Deposited On:29 Nov 2011 20:09
Last Modified:09 Jul 2012 05:01
Series Name:Working paper series / Institute for Empirical Research in Economics
ISSN:1424-0459
Official URL:http://www.econ.uzh.ch/wp.html

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