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Le financement des biens publics par des contributions volontaires: Une évaluation à l'aide de l'économie expérimentale

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    In this article we evaluate the problems that arise when it comes to the financing of public goods and services. More specifically, we consider the financing of public goods by voluntary contributions. Although economic theory predicts free riding and thus an inefficient provision of the public good, we observe in many experiments that participants are willing to contribute more than predicted. We identify conditions that favor high contribution levels. Dans cet article nous évaluons des problèmes qui se posent lors du financement des biens et services publics. Plus concrètement nous nous intéressons au financement des biens public par des contributions volontaires. Bien que la théorie économique prédise un comportement de resquilleur et ainsi une provision inefficace, nous observons dans beaucoup d'expériences que les participants sont prêts à contribuer plus que ne le prédit la théorie économique. Nous identifions des conditions qui sont favorables à un haut niveau de contribution.

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    Paper provided by CIRANO in its series CIRANO Working Papers with number 2000s-37.

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    Date of creation: 01 Oct 2000
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    Keywords: Public goods; experimental economics; Biens publics; économie expérimentale;

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