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Framing and cooperation in public good games: an experiment with an interior solution

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  • Marc WILLINGER
  • Anthony ZIEGELMEYER

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We show that experimental subjects tend to contribute more to the public good if they perceive the actions of the others as a source of positive externality rather than a source of negative externality. In our experiment partial contribution to the public good is the unique subgame perfect equilibrium for the repeated game.

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Paper provided by Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée, UDS, Strasbourg in its series Working Papers of BETA with number 9901.

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Date of creation: 1999
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Handle: RePEc:ulp:sbbeta:9901

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Keywords: experimental economics; public goods;

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  2. Keser, Claudia, 1996. "Voluntary contributions to a public good when partial contribution is a dominant strategy," Economics Letters, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 50(3), pages 359-366, March.
  3. James Andreoni, 1997. "Warm-glow versus cold-prickle: the effect of positive and negative framing on cooperation in experiments," Levine's Working Paper Archive 671, David K. Levine.
  4. Abbink, Klaus & Abdolkarim Sadrieh, 1995. "RatImage - research Assistance Toolbox for Computer-Aided Human Behavior Experiments," Discussion Paper Serie B, University of Bonn, Germany 325, University of Bonn, Germany.
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