- Unless otherwise noted, all workshops are run in Cavanaugh Hall, Room 323A in Indianapolis.
- Workshops run from 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Workshop in Multidisciplinary Philanthropic Studies (WIMPS)
Ellie (Heng) Qu
Doctoral Candidate in Philanthropic Studies,
Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and Rich Steinberg (Economics and LFSOP)
“DOES MEMBERSHIP IN A PUBLIC-SERVICE CLUB MAKE A PERSON MORE GENEROUS?”
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
Public Service Clubs place the shared provision of collective goods in a formal social setting. First, we adapt the economic model of social identity (Akerlof and Kranton, 2000) to the donations decision, building in impure altruism. Then we use lab experiments to see whether aspects of membership identity are successfully induced by several treatments, whether stronger induction of member identity results in increased total generosity (dues plus donations), and whether increases in dues crowd out donations. Early results suggest that induction through a shared social task (menu selection for group banquet) increases identification with group members but hurts generosity. In response, we will add a new induction treatment designed to prime identity as a shared charitable mission rather than in-group vs. out-group identity.
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