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Information Feedback in Public-Bad Games: A Cross-Country Experiment

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  • Heijden, E.C.M. van der
  • Moxnes, E.

    (Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research)

Abstract

In this paper we examine the impact of information on individual contributions in a public-bad experiment. We compare two experimental treatments. In the partial information treatment, subjects are only informed about the total contributions by their group, whereas in the full information treatment they get also feedback on the individual decisions of their group members. Both treatments have been performed in two countries: Norway and the Netherlands. The main results are that the average contributions are not significantly different between the information conditions in the two countries. Furthermore, a restart effect, which is often observed in public-good experiments, is also found here.

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Paper provided by Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research in its series Discussion Paper with number 1999-102.

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Handle: RePEc:dgr:kubcen:1999102

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Keywords: Public bad; experiments; information feedback; cross-culture;

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  1. Moxnes, E. & Heijden, E.C.M. van der, 2000. "The Effect of Leadership in a Public Bad Experiment," Discussion Paper 2000-102, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.

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