Partial versus general compulsory solidarity: an experimental analysis

Angelovski, Andrej ORCID logoORCID:, Galliera, Arianna and Guth, Werner (2019) Partial versus general compulsory solidarity: an experimental analysis. Homo Oeconomicus, 36 (3-4) . pp. 249-279. ISSN 0943-0180 [Article] (doi:10.1007/s41412-019-00093-6)

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We focus on ways and means of solidarity and their more or less voluntary and involuntary character. Alternative ways of redistribution are modeled by combining redistribution as emergent from a non-discriminatory voluntary contribution mechanism, VCM, with an outside option for a “super-rich”, R, participant to donate to VCM participants. The outsider may discriminate between participants of the VCM on the basis of information accessible at a cost to her. Inclusion in and exclusion from the VCM are involuntary while contributions in it are voluntary. How involuntary inclusion of R in VCM affects her discriminatory voluntary donations and contribution behavior is explored experimentally.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): Compulsory solidarity, collective goods, charitable giving, inequality
Research Areas: A. > Business School
A. > Business School > Economics
Item ID: 29491
Notes on copyright: © The Author(s) 2019
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