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Do people contribute more to intra-temporal or inter-temporal public goods?

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  • Grolleau, Gilles
  • Sutan, Angela
  • Vranceanu, Radu

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We introduce a dynamic public goods game, where an individual׳s investment in the public good at a given round provides benefits to other individuals in the next round, and the individual himself benefits from investments in the public good made by his current group members in the previous round. Subjects turn out to be more generous in this inter-temporal context than in a standard public goods experiment where contributions and transfers are exchanged at the same period. Furthermore, when known, benefits from the past investment are positively related to the individual׳s current investment in the public good.

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  • Grolleau, Gilles & Sutan, Angela & Vranceanu, Radu, 2016. "Do people contribute more to intra-temporal or inter-temporal public goods?," Research in Economics, Elsevier, vol. 70(1), pages 186-195.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:reecon:v:70:y:2016:i:1:p:186-195
    DOI: 10.1016/j.rie.2015.05.001
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