Incentivising the social discounting task: a laboratory experiment

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dc.description.abstract Incentivising the social discounting task impacts the measurement of altruism in a student population. Incentivised subjects are more altruistic at close social distances, especially subjects who are less altruistic, thus providing evidence of reciprocal altruism. There is also some evidence of hypothetical bias among more altruistically inclined subjects. Making payments real also influences the subject's choice of recipient. Paid subjects select more geographically distant, but psychologically closer subjects, because of prospects for increased anonymity and enforced reciprocity, respectively. Further research is required to verify the robustness of these results, in the laboratory and especially in the field. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject ALTRUISM en
dc.subject INCENTIVE SYSTEM en
dc.title Incentivising the social discounting task: a laboratory experiment en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber XQADAA en
dc.Volume 86(2) en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup Population Health, Health Systems and Innovation en
dc.SourceTitle South African Journal of Economics en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10421 en
dc.PageNumber 153-172 en
dc.outputnumber 9386 en
dc.bibliographictitle Booysen, F., Munro, A., Guvuriro, S., Moloi, T. & Campher, C. (2018) Incentivising the social discounting task: a laboratory experiment. South African Journal of Economics. 86(2):153-172. en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Booysen, F. en
dc.contributor.author2 Munro, A. en
dc.contributor.author3 Guvuriro, S. en
dc.contributor.author4 Moloi, T. en
dc.contributor.author5 Campher, C. en

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