Understanding the Nature of Cooperation Variability
AbstractWe investigate framing effects in a large-scale public good experiment. We measure indicators of explanations previously proposed in the literature, which when combined with the large sample, enable us to estimate a structural model of framing effects. The model captures potential causal effects and the behavioral heterogeneity of cooperation variability. We find that framing only has a small effect on the average level of cooperation but a substantial effect on behavioral heterogeneity and we show that this can be explained almost exclusively by a corresponding change in the heterogeneity of beliefs about other subjects’ behavior. Preferences are on the other hand stable between frames.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Lund University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2013:6.
Length: 56 pages
Date of creation: 19 Mar 2013
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Framing; Public Goods; Internet Experiment; Simulation;
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- Toke Fosgaard & Lars Gårn Hansen & Erik Wengström, 2013. "Understanding the Nature of Cooperation Variability," IFRO Working Paper 2013/4, University of Copenhagen, Department of Food and Resource Economics.
- C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
- C71 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Cooperative Games
- C93 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Field Experiments
- H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2013-04-06 (All new papers)
- NEP-CBE-2013-04-06 (Cognitive & Behavioural Economics)
- NEP-CDM-2013-04-06 (Collective Decision-Making)
- NEP-EVO-2013-04-06 (Evolutionary Economics)
- NEP-EXP-2013-04-06 (Experimental Economics)
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