Endowment inequality in public goods games: A re-examination

Hargreaves Heap, Shaun P., Ramalingam, Abhijit and Stoddard, Brock V. (2016) Endowment inequality in public goods games: A re-examination. Economics Letters, 146. pp. 4-7. ISSN 0165-1765

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We present a clean test of whether inequality in endowments affects contributions to a public good. It is a clean test because, to our knowledge, it is the first to control for possible endowment effects. We find that the key adverse effect of inequality arises because the rich reduce their contributions when there is inequality.

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Additional Information: Please cite this article as: Hargreaves Heap, S.P., Ramalingam, A., Stoddard, B.V., Endowment inequality in public goods games: A re-examination. Economics Letters (2016), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2016.07.015 This is a PDF file of an unedited manuscript that has been accepted for publication. As a service to our customers we are providing this early version of the manuscript. The manuscript will undergo copyediting, typesetting, and review of the resulting proof before it is published in its final form. Please note that during the production process errors may be discovered which could affect the content, and all legal disclaimers that apply to the journal pertain.
Uncontrolled Keywords: public goods,experiment,inequality,wealth,cooperation
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2016 00:05
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 01:20
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/59804
DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2016.07.015

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