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Interior collective optimum in a volontary contribution to a public-goods game : an experimental approach

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  • walid HICHRI

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We run a public goods experiment with four different treatments. The payoff function is chosen such that the Nash equilibrium (NE) and the collective optimum (CO) are both in the interior of the strategy space. We test the effect of varying the level of the collective optimum on contributions. The results show that contributions increase with the level of the CO.

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  • walid HICHRI, 2004. "Interior collective optimum in a volontary contribution to a public-goods game : an experimental approach," Experimental 0403004, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpex:0403004
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