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What Determines Giving to Hurricane Katrina Victims? Experimental Evidence on Income, Race, and Fairness

Christina M. Fong, Erzo F.P. Luttmer

NBER Working Paper No. 13219
Issued in July 2007

---- Acknowledgements -----

Funding by NSF (grant # 0555004 and 0555049), TESS, and Knowledge Networks is gratefully acknowledged and we thank Robyn Dawes for his guidance as Co-PI on this project. Erzo Luttmer also gratefully acknowledges funding from the National Institute on Aging through Grant Number T32-AG00186 to the National Bureau of Economic Research. Andra Hibbert, Nathanial Peterson and Zoe Savitsky provided excellent research assistance and Jennifer Shultis kindly agreed to do the voice-over for the slide show. We are very grateful to over 40 colleagues for insightful comments on the design and interpretation of the results of the experiment. We also received useful comments from seminar participants at Chicago, Harvard, IZA, Kentucky, Michigan, NBER, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Princeton, Stanford, Tilburg, Tufts, and Virginia. All errors are our own. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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