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Conditional Cooperation and Disclosure in Developing Countries

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  • Martinsson, Peter

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    (Department of Economics, School of Business, Economics and Law, Göteborg University)

  • Pham-Khanh, Nam

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    (Department of Economics, School of Business, Economics and Law, Göteborg University)

  • Villegas-Palacio, Clara

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    (Dept of Geosciences and Environment,)

Abstract

Understanding the motivations behind people’s voluntary contributions to public goods is crucial for the broader issues of economic and social development. By using the experimental design of Fischbacher et al. (2001), we investigate the distribution of contribution types in two developing countries with very high collectivism rating – Colombia and Vietnam – and compare our findings with those previously found in developed countries. We also investigate the effect of introducing disclosure of contribution on the distribution of contribution types and on the contribution itself. Overall, our experiments show that the distribution of contribution types remains unaffected by the disclosure of contributions and, on average, is similar both in the two countries and when compared with previous findings with the exception of proportion of free-riders.

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Paper provided by University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 541.

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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: 25 Sep 2012
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:gunwpe:0541

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Keywords: Conditional cooperation; Disclosure; Experiment; Public Goods.;

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