Relative Income, Social Preferences, and Charitable Giving: An Experimental Analysis

Grant number: DP1094676 | Funding period: 2010 - 2016



Understanding people's incentives to give to others (i.e., what motivates private donations) is important in regulating social interactions, achieving fair outcomes, and designing optimal responses to natural disasters like floods and bushfires. Australia's social and economic fabric is strengthened by good public polices relating to redistribution and taxation. The cross-cultural aspect of our study will increase awareness about differing beliefs across countries about the determinants of income and how policy makers can use this information to design appropriate policies to help people in need. This research project will also increase the level of academic interactions between Australian a..

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