Behavioral spillovers in local public good provision: an experimental study

Angelovski, Andrej ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3011-8002, Di Cagno, Daniela, Guth, Werner, Marazzi, Francesca and Panaccione, Luca (2018) Behavioral spillovers in local public good provision: an experimental study. Journal of Economic Psychology, 67 . pp. 116-134. ISSN 0167-4870 (doi:10.1016/j.joep.2018.05.003)

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Abstract

In a circular neighborhood, each member has a left and a right neighbor with whom(s) he interacts repeatedly. From their two separate endowment amounts individuals can contribute to each of their two structurally independent public goods, either shared only with their left, respectively right, neighbor. If most group members are discrimination averse and conditionally cooperating with their neighbors, this implies intra- as well as inter personal spillovers which link all neighbors. Investigating individual adaptations in one’s two games with differing freeriding incentives confirms, through behavioral spillovers, that both individual contributions anchor on the local public good with the smaller free-riding incentive. Therefore asymmetry in gaining from local public goods allows to establish a higher level of voluntary cooperation.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Economics
Item ID: 27757
Notes on copyright: © 2018. This author's accepted manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
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Depositing User: Andrej Angelovski
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2019 08:39
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2019 06:24
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/27757

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