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Does Government Regulation Complement Existing Community Efforts to Support Cooperation? Evidence from Field Experiments in Colombia

  • Maria Claudia Lopez


    (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana)

  • James J. Murphy


    (Department of Economics, University of Alaska Anchorage)

  • John M. Spraggon


    (Department of Resource Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst)

  • John K. Stranlund


    (Department of Resource Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst)

Laboratory and field experiments have grown significantly in prominence over the past decade. The experimental method provides randomization in key variables therefore permitting a deeper understanding of important economic phenomena. This path-breaking volume provides a valuable collection of experimental work within the area of environmental and resource economics and showcases how laboratory and field experiments can be used for both positive and normative purposes.

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Paper provided by University of Alaska Anchorage, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2012-05.

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