The Private Provision of Public Goods: Tests of a Provision Point Mechanism for Funding Green Power Programs
AbstractThis paper utilizes field and laboratory experiments to test the use of a provision point mechanism to finance renewable energy programs, commonly known as green pricing programs. In contrast to most green pricing programs, relatively high participation is found in the field, while laboratory results suggest that demand revelation is achieved by the mechanism in a single shot environment with a large group of potential participants.
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Date of creation: Jul 1997
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public goods; provision point; green pricing; renewable energy; experiments; free riding; altruism.; Environmental Economics and Policy; Public Economics;
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- Rose, Steven K. & Clark, Jeremy & Poe, Gregory L. & Rondeau, Daniel & Schulze, William D., 2002. "The private provision of public goods: tests of a provision point mechanism for funding green power programs," Resource and Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 24(1-2), pages 131-155, February.
- Rose, Steven K. & Clark, Jeremy & Poe, Gregory L. & Rondeau, Daniel & Schulze, William D., 1999. "The Private Provision of Public Goods: Tests of a Provision Point Mechanism for Funding Green Power Programs," Working Papers 127699, Cornell University, Department of Applied Economics and Management.
- H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods
- Pub - Economic Systems - - - - -
- Goo - Financial Economics - - - - -
- C92 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Group Behavior
- Des - Microeconomics - - - - -
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