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dc.contributor.authorEnglmaier, Florianen_US
dc.contributor.authorGebhardt, Georgen_US
dc.description.abstractTo investigate the external validity of laboratory results, we combine a public good experiment with three treatments in a field experiment. One treatment offers the opportunity to free-ride, the other two are placebo treatments. We compare results within subjects. In the free-riding treatment, subjects who contribute little in the lab are less productive. This effect is quantitatively as important as the effect of ability. The correlation between lab and field disappears in the two placebo treatments. We conclude that we can use lab experiments to learn about behavior in situations that share the game form but not necessarily the frame.en_US
dc.publisherCenter for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute (CESifo) Munichen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper: Behavioural Economics 3612en_US
dc.subject.keywordfield and lab experimentsen_US
dc.subject.keywordexternal validityen_US
dc.subject.keywordpublic goodsen_US
dc.subject.keywordteam productionen_US
dc.titleFree-riding in the lab and in the fielden_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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