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Category: Info/communications

Sub-category: Mixed

Relevant theories: Motivated reasoning, Attribution theory, Fairness

Type of evidence:

Evidence strength: 4

Main findings

“Dictators [charitable giving] who acquire information mostly use it to withhold resources from less-preferred types, leading to a drastic decline in aggregate transfers”; however, there are selection effects. The exogenous provision of information seems to increase donations overall.


Practical relevance

Not very relevant and no apparent solution anyways

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