An Experimental Study of the Effect of Announcements on Public Goods Contributions
AbstractWe include probabilistic announcements in a standard public goods experiment. Although the possibility of having decisions announced encourages subjects to contribute more to the group account, learning that some individuals are free-riding more than the average has a negative effect.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economics, College of William and Mary in its series Working Papers with number 82.
Length: 10 pages
Date of creation: 02 Feb 2009
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Voluntary Contributions Mechanism; Public Goods; Announcement;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- C91 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Individual Behavior
- H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2009-02-07 (All new papers)
- NEP-CBE-2009-02-07 (Cognitive & Behavioural Economics)
- NEP-EXP-2009-02-07 (Experimental Economics)
- NEP-PBE-2009-02-07 (Public Economics)
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