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dc.contributor.authorFischbacher, Ursen_US
dc.contributor.authorGächter, Simonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-26T13:24:35Z-
dc.date.available2011-09-26T13:24:35Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/49704-
dc.description.abstractOne lingering puzzle is why voluntary contributions to public goods decline over time in experimental and real-world settings. We show that the decline of cooperation is driven by individual preferences for imperfect conditional cooperation. Many people's desire to contribute less than others, rather than changing beliefs of what others will contribute over time or people's heterogeneity in preferences makes voluntary cooperation fragile. Universal free riding thus eventually emerges, despite the fact that most people are not selfish.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCEDEX Nottinghamen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCeDEx discussion paper series 2009-04en_US
dc.subject.jelC91en_US
dc.subject.jelC72en_US
dc.subject.jelH41en_US
dc.subject.jelD64en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordpublic goods experimentsen_US
dc.subject.keywordsocial preferencesen_US
dc.subject.keywordconditional cooperationen_US
dc.subject.keywordfree ridingen_US
dc.subject.stwTrittbrettfahrerverhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwÖffentliches Guten_US
dc.subject.stwTesten_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Wohlfahrtsfunktionen_US
dc.subject.stwKooperationen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.titleSocial preferences, beliefs and the dynamics of free riding in public good experimentsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn591243512en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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