sharing norms

Episode 71 – Björn Vollan – The ‘Fetters of the Sib’ in an uncertain business environment – an experimental study in Burkina Faso

We conducted a field experiment in Burkina Faso to investigate the impact of informal sharing obligations within kin networks on entrepreneurial effort. Tailors were incentivized to produce bags and our treatment intervention was to subtly inform tailors’ families about this income opportunity. We expected that informing the family should lead to an average decrease in…

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