Incentives and Prosocial Behavior

Article, Research, Book, Preprint English OPEN
Bénabou, Roland; Tirole, Jean;
(2006)
  • Publisher: American Economic Association
  • Journal: American Economic Review,volume 96,issue 5 December,pages1,652-1,678
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1257/aer.96.5.1652
  • Subject: D64 | H41 | social norms. | crowding out | Soziale Norm | motivation | overjustification effect | Prestige | Altruismus | [ SHS.ECO ] Humanities and Social Sciences/Economies and finances | Leistungsmotivation | [SHS.ECO] Humanities and Social Sciences/Economies and finances | B- ECONOMIE ET FINANCE | altruism | identity | Z13 | rewards | D82
    • jel: jel:D64 | jel:H41 | jel:D82 | jel:Z13
      ddc: ddc:330

We develop a theory of prosocial behavior that combines heterogeneity in individual altruism and greed with concerns for social reputation or self-respect. Rewards or punishments (whether material or image-related) create doubt about the true motive for which good deeds... View more