Linear Public Goods Experiments: A Meta-Analysis
AbstractThe objective of this paper is to use meta-analysis techniques to assess the impact of various factors on the extent of cooperation in standard linear public goods experiments using the voluntary contributions mechanism. Potentially relevant experiments were identified through searches of EconLit, the Internet Documents in Economics Access Service (IDEAS), and a survey article. A total of 349 potentially relevant studies were identified. Of these, 28 (representing a total of 711 groups of participants) met the inclusion criteria. Data were abstracted from these studies using a standardized protocol. Results were analyzed using weighted ordinary least squares. Average group efficiency was the dependent variable. The major results are that: (1) The marginal per capita return, communication, constant group composition over the session ("partners"), positive framing, and the use of children as subjects had a positive and significant effect (p
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by McMaster University in its series Quantitative Studies in Economics and Population Research Reports with number 361.
Length: 37 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2001
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meta-analysis; public goods; voluntary contribution; experiment;
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