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Cultural Education and the Voluntary Provision of Cultural Goods: An Experimental Study

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  • Massimo Finocchiaro Castro

    (Department of Economics, Royal Holloway College, University of London & DEMQ, University of Catania)

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We study the effect that the possibility of investing in cultural education has on the voluntary contributions to a cultural good. This is done in a two-stage public-good experiment. We also provide treatments with different context in order to control for a possible framing effect. Our results show the absence of an effect of cultural education on the contributions to the cultural good and a slight increase in the allocations of subjectsÂendowments to the cultural good when the cultural context is implemented in the laboratory.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Experimental with number 0404003.

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Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: 19 Apr 2004
Date of revision: 27 Oct 2004
Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpex:0404003

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

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  1. Massimo Finocchiaro Castro, 2005. "Behaviour in a Two-Stage Two Public Goods Experiment," Experimental 0504002, EconWPA.

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