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Ambiguity and excuse-driven behavior in charitable giving / Thomas Garcia (Univ Lyon and Université Lumière Lyon 2), Sebastién Massoni (Université de Lorraine, Université de Strasbourg, CNRS and BETA), Marie Claire Villeval (Univ Lyon, CNRS, GATE UMR and IZA) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserGarcia, Thomas ; Massoni, Sebastién ; Villeval, Marie-Claire
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, December 2019
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 12869
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URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-209714 
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A donation may have ambiguous costs or ambiguous benefits. Behavior in a laboratory experiment suggests that individuals use this ambiguity strategically as a moral wiggle room to act 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.