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Do Business Students make good Citizens?


Meier, Stephan; Frey, Bruno S (2003). Do Business Students make good Citizens? Working paper series / Institute for Empirical Research in Economics No. 148, University of Zurich.

Abstract

Business students are portrayed as behaving too egoistically. The critics call for more socialnresponsibility and good citizenship behavior on the part of business students. We present evidence ofnpro-social behavior in business students. Every student at the University of Zurich has to decide eachnsemester whether he/she wants to contribute to two social funds administrated by the University. Withnthis large panel data set, we can analyze whether business students indeed behave less pro-socially thannother students. Two specific hypotheses are tested: do students select into business studies or does thentraining in business studies indoctrinate students in a negative way? The evidence suggests that therenmay be a selection effect going on. Therefore, economics education does not change the citizenshipnbehavior of business students.

Abstract

Business students are portrayed as behaving too egoistically. The critics call for more socialnresponsibility and good citizenship behavior on the part of business students. We present evidence ofnpro-social behavior in business students. Every student at the University of Zurich has to decide eachnsemester whether he/she wants to contribute to two social funds administrated by the University. Withnthis large panel data set, we can analyze whether business students indeed behave less pro-socially thannother students. Two specific hypotheses are tested: do students select into business studies or does thentraining in business studies indoctrinate students in a negative way? The evidence suggests that therenmay be a selection effect going on. Therefore, economics education does not change the citizenshipnbehavior of business students.

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Item Type:Working Paper
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Working Paper Series > Institute for Empirical Research in Economics (former)
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Language:English
Date:May 2003
Deposited On:29 Nov 2011 21:25
Last Modified:12 Aug 2017 12:53
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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