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Overcontribution and decay in public goods experiments: a test of the heterogeneous agents hypothesis

  • Roberto Burlando


  • Francesco Guala


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Paper provided by Cognitive and Experimental Economics Laboratory, Department of Economics, University of Trento, Italia in its series CEEL Working Papers with number 0213.

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Date of creation: 2002
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Handle: RePEc:trn:utwpce:0213
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