Impact of rebates and refunds on contributions to threshold public goods: Evidence from a field experiment

Donazzan, Matthew, Erkal, Nisvan and Koh, Boon Han (2016) Impact of rebates and refunds on contributions to threshold public goods: Evidence from a field experiment. Southern Economic Journal, 83 (1). pp. 69-86. ISSN 0038-4038

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Abstract

We investigate the impact of rebates and refunds on contributions to threshold public goods using evidence from a field experiment conducted in conjunction with an Australian charity, Life Goes On. We find that offering rebates and refunds has a significant positive impact on both participation and average donations in the absence of seed money. Our results suggest that offering rebates and refunds, and the existence of seed money may, to some extent, play substitute roles in encouraging giving behavior. Seed money has a significant positive effect on participation only. Seed money's impact on average donations may be mitigated by a threshold effect.

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2019 15:34
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2020 08:11
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/72202
DOI: 10.1002/soej.12131

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