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The effect of signalling and beliefs on the voluntary provision of public goods

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  • Berlemann, Michael

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We report and analyze the results of a series of classroom experiments on the voluntary provision of public goods. Using fixed effect panel regression models we find that cooperation significantly increases when participants are forced to guess the degree of overall cooperation. We also find that the possibility to make announcements during the experiment enhances cooperation significantly although these commitments are not binding and heavily used for cheating purposes. We suggest that this effect is due to attempts at restoring the announcements' reputation in the aftermath of heavy cheating. --

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Paper provided by Dresden University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Economics, Department of Economics in its series Dresden Discussion Paper Series in Economics with number 10/03.

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Date of creation: 2003
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Handle: RePEc:zbw:tuddps:1003

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Keywords: Experimental Economics; Public Goods; Cheap Talk; Signalling; Communication; Expectations;

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  1. Zoe Van der Hoven & Martine Visser & Kerri Brick, 2012. "Contribution Norms in Heterogeneous Groups: A Climate Change Framing," SALDRU Working Papers 77, Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, University of Cape Town.
  2. Michael Berlemann & Marcus Dittrich & Gunther Markwardt, 2004. "The Value of Non-Binding Announcements in Public Goods Experiments: Some Theory and Experimental Evidence," CESifo Working Paper Series 1352, CESifo Group Munich.

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