The importance of various motivations for altruistic behaviour is still an open question. We use data from a field experiment at Kiva, the online microfinance platform, to examine the role of transactions costs and social distance in philanthropy.
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Title: Transactions Costs and Social Distance: Evidence from a Field Experiment
Publication date 2011-07-01
Publication Year 2011
, Oren Rigbi
B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy
Africa (Western) / Ghana
, social distance
, transactions costs
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