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Salience, Coordination and Cooperation in Contributing to Threshold Public Goods

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  • Luca Corazzini, Christopher Cotton, Paola Valbonesi

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We present results from a multiple public goods experiment, where each public good produces benefits only if total contributions to it reach a minimum threshold. The experiment allows us to compare subjects' behavior in a benchmark treatment with a single public good and in treatments with more public goods than can be funded. We show how the availability of additional, more-efficient public goods may not make subjects better off. This is because additional options decrease the probability of coordination and discourage contributions. Introducing additional, less-efficient options does not alter coordination and contributions relative to the benchmark.

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Paper provided by ISLA, Centre for research on Latin American Studies and Transition Economies, Universita' Bocconi, Milano, Italy in its series ISLA Working Papers with number 44.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: May 2012
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Handle: RePEc:slp:islawp:islawp44

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Keywords: threshold public goods; multiple public goods; salience; efficiency; laboratory experiment;

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