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Title:Friendship in a public good experiment PDF Logo
Authors:Haan, Marco
Kooreman, Peter
Riemersma, Tineke
Issue Date:2006
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 2108
Abstract:We conduct a public good experiment with high school teenagers. Some groups exclusively consist of students that we know to be friends. Other groups exclusively consist of students that we know not to be friends, and that are mere classmates. We find that 'friends' contribute more to the public good than 'classmates' do. Contributions of 'classmates' sharply decrease in the last round, in line with the literature on public good experiments. However, contributions of 'friends' sharply increase in the last round.
Subjects:experimentaleconomics
public goods
friendship
JEL:C91
C92
H41
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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