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The Private Provision of Public Goods: Tests of a Provision Point Mechanism for Funding Green Power Programs

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  • Rose, Steven K.
  • Poe, Gregory L.
  • Rondeau, Daniel
  • Schulze, William D.
  • Clark, Jeremy

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This paper utilizes field and laboratory experiments to test the use of a provision point mechanism to finance renewable energy programs, commonly known as green pricing programs. In contrast to most green pricing programs, relatively high participation is found in the field, while laboratory results suggest that demand revelation is achieved by the mechanism in a single shot environment with a large group of potential participants.

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  • Rose, Steven K. & Poe, Gregory L. & Rondeau, Daniel & Schulze, William D. & Clark, Jeremy, 1997. "The Private Provision of Public Goods: Tests of a Provision Point Mechanism for Funding Green Power Programs," Working Papers 127850, Cornell University, Department of Applied Economics and Management.
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    Keywords

    public goods; provision point; green pricing; renewable energy; experiments; free riding; altruism.; Environmental Economics and Policy; Public Economics;

    JEL classification:

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

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