Incentives and Prosocial Behaviour

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Bénabou, Roland; Tirole, Jean;
(2004)
  • Subject: altruism; crowding out; D64; identity; motivation; overjustification effect; reputation; rewards; social norms; Z13
    • jel: jel:D82 | jel:H41

We build a theory of prosocial behaviour that combines heterogeneity in individual altruism and greed with concerns for social reputation or self-respect. The presence of rewards or punishments creates doubt as to the true motive for which good deeds are performed, and ... View more
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