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Ambiguity and excuse-driven behavior in charitable giving

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A donation may have ambiguous costs or ambiguous benefits. In a laboratory experiment, we show that individuals use this ambiguity strategically as a moral wiggle room to behave less generously without feeling guilty. Such excuse-driven behavior is more pronounced when the costs of a donation-rather than its benefits-are ambiguous. However, the importance of excuse-driven behavior is comparable under ambiguity and under risk. Individuals exploit any type of uncertainty as an excuse not to give, regardless of the nature of this uncertainty.
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halshs-01934606 , version 1 (26-11-2018)

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Thomas Garcia, Sébastien Massoni, Marie Claire Villeval. Ambiguity and excuse-driven behavior in charitable giving. 2018. ⟨halshs-01934606⟩
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