04d. Institutions and Individual Prosociality

8:00 AM–9:15 AM Mar 2, 2018 (US - Eastern)

(HR) Regency VII



  • Michael Stagnaro, Yale Univ.
  • Antonio Arechar, Yale Univ.
  • David Rand, Yale Univ.
We examined the impact of institutions on prosociality. S1 (N=2,412, MTurk) found a positive correlation between self-reported institutional quality and Dictator Game giving. S2 (N=516, MTurk) and S3 (N=260, Nairobi) showed causality by manipulating centralized punishment in a repeated Public Goods Game and measuring subsequent DG giving. These results support a spillover account of prosociality.