Contribution Games and the End-Game Effect: When Things Get Real – An Experimental Analysis
We conduct a contribution game for a real public good and show that when the contributors value the real public good highly, they increase their contributions in each round. Thus, contrary to previous literature, free riding decreases over rounds and the end-game effect is reversed.
|Date of creation:||Mar 2013|
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|Publication status:||forthcoming as 'Fundraising to a real-life public good – evidence from the laboratory' in: Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (with Yuval Arbel)|
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