Translated title of the contribution: ECONOMY AND ALTRUISM: BUSINESS DONATIONS AND GDP IN MEXICO 2010-2018

Carlos Borbón-Morales*, Marisol Arvizu Armenta, Sara Paloma Pérez Villicaña, Francisco Vargas Serrano

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Donation is a conceptual category associated with altruism. This quality of the human being associated with selfless help to the other, is studied by sociology and psychology, from concepts such as: helping others, sympathy, empathy and pro-sociality. From the economic-financial disciplines, its methodological approach is linked to the transfer of income from one economic agent to another, where the decrease in the income of the donor agent is offset by an increase in their satisfaction as a result of the donation. In the empirical field, from the perspective of the company, it is noted that such altruistic behaviors would be reflected in the monetary transfers that they make to authorized donor organizations, registered by the Mexican government accounting. Based on public information from the Government of Mexico, the objective is to relate the income specialization index to the altruism specialization index, using the methodology of the IEA Altruism Specialization Index based on Bela Balassa, it was found that there is a significant correlation between GDP and donations to companies While this study does not analyze the effectiveness of the donation destinations, it is assumed that they will support causes in each area in which they specialize.
Translated title of the contributionECONOMY AND ALTRUISM: BUSINESS DONATIONS AND GDP IN MEXICO 2010-2018
Original languageSpanish
Article number3
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Number of pages19
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StatePublished - 14 Jun 2021

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  • civil society
  • altruism
  • money transfer
  • GDP


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