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Cultural Goods and Laboratory Experiments

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In a two-stage public goods experiment, we study the framing effect due to the adoption of a cultural context. Our results show a slight increase in the allocations of subjects’ endowments to the cultural good when the cultural context is implemented in the laboratory. In particular, in one treatment, the framing effect has a strong impact in the last two periods only.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, Royal Holloway University of London in its series Royal Holloway, University of London: Discussion Papers in Economics with number 05/06.

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Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: May 2005
Date of revision: May 2005
Handle: RePEc:hol:holodi:0506

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Keywords: cultural education; cultural good; framing; experiments; voluntary provision.;

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