Partners and strangers in non-linear public goods environments
Data from three non-linear public goods experiments provide evidence that the random reassignment of participants to groups during a session does not have a significant effect on voluntary contributions as compared with voluntary contributions made by participants in groups whose members do not change over the session in which they participate. This extends the literature considering the effects of random rematching members of groups in voluntary contribution games beyond those with linear payoff functions.
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