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Testing for Altruism and Social Pressure in Charitable Giving

Stefano DellaVigna, John A. List, Ulrike Malmendier

NBER Working Paper No. 15629
Issued in December 2009

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Saurabh Bhargava, David Card, Constanca Esteves-Sorenson, Bryan Graham, Lawrence Katz, Patrick Kline, Stephan Meier, Klaus Schmidt, Daniel Sturm and the audiences at the Chicago Booth School of Business, Columbia University, Harvard Business School, University of Arizona, UC Berkeley, UT Dallas, University of Zurich, the 2009 San Francisco Applied Micro Conference, the 2009 Conference in Behavioral Economics, the Munich Workshop on "Natural Experiments and Controlled Field Studies", and the ASSA 2009 Meetings for helpful comments. We also thank Daniel Acland, Diane Alexander, Jim Cai, Matthew Levy, Xiaoyu Xia, and especially Gautam Rao for excellent research assistance. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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