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Measuring altruism in a public goods experiment: a comparison of U.S. and Czech subjects

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  • Francis DiTraglia
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  • Lisa Anderson & Francis DiTraglia & Jeffrey Gerlach, 2011. "Measuring altruism in a public goods experiment: a comparison of U.S. and Czech subjects," Experimental Economics, Springer;Economic Science Association, vol. 14(3), pages 426-437, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:expeco:v:14:y:2011:i:3:p:426-437
    DOI: 10.1007/s10683-011-9274-8
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    Keywords

    Public goods; Experiment; Czech Republic; Nationality; Gender; C92; H41;

    JEL classification:

    • C92 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Group Behavior
    • H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods

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