2020
DOI: 10.1257/rct.5236-1.3
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Mauricio Fernandez Duque

Abstract: To test whether social identities are hard to change, can be activated with the environment, or some hybrid of the two, we ran a two-phase charitable giving framed field experiment and a complementary natural field experiment. Donation petitions varied the state in which the beneficiaries resided, and in whether they primed the nation. Testing between theories requires a prime that is uninformative and makes the nation top-of-mind, as well as a baseline measurement of subjects' identity. Across a variety of de…

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