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Cultural Education and the Voluntary Provision of Cultural Goods: An Experimental Study

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  • Massimo Finocchiaro Castro

    (Department of Economics, Royal Holloway College, University of London & DEMQ, University of Catania)

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We study the effect that the possibility of investing in cultural education has on the voluntary contributions to a cultural good. This is done in a two-stage public-good experiment. We also provide treatments with different context in order to control for a possible framing effect. Our results show the absence of an effect of cultural education on the contributions to the cultural good and a slight increase in the allocations of subjectsÂendowments to the cultural good when the cultural context is implemented in the laboratory.

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  • Massimo Finocchiaro Castro, 2004. "Cultural Education and the Voluntary Provision of Cultural Goods: An Experimental Study," Experimental 0404003, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 27 Oct 2004.
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    1. Massimo Finocchiaro Castro, 2005. "Behaviour in a Two-Stage Two Public Goods Experiment," Experimental 0504002, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    cultural education; cultural good; framing; experiments; voluntary provision;

    JEL classification:

    • A13 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Social Values
    • H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods
    • C92 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Group Behavior
    • Z10 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - General

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