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dc.contributor.authorFuster, Andreasen_US
dc.contributor.authorMeier, Stephanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-23T08:23:16Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-23T08:23:16Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/55597-
dc.description.abstractMonetary incentives are often considered as a way to foster contributions to public goods in society and firms. This paper investigates experimentally the effect of monetary incentives in the presence of a norm enforcement mechanism. Norm enforcement through peer punishment has been shown to be effective in raising contributions by itself. We test whether and how monetary incentives interact with punishment and how this in turn affects contributions. Our main findings are that free riders are punished less harshly in the treatment with incentives, and as a consequence, average contributions to the public good are no higher than without incentives. This finding ties to and extends previous research on settings in which monetary incentives may fail to have the desired effect.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherFederal Reserve Bank of Boston Boston, MAen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper series // Federal Reserve Bank of Boston 09-2en_US
dc.subject.jelC72en_US
dc.subject.jelC92en_US
dc.subject.jelD23en_US
dc.subject.jelH41en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordpublic goodsen_US
dc.subject.keywordexperimental economicsen_US
dc.subject.keywordnorm enforcementen_US
dc.subject.keywordhidden costs of incentivesen_US
dc.subject.stwNormbefolgungen_US
dc.subject.stwÖffentliches Guten_US
dc.subject.stwTrittbrettfahrerverhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwAnreizregulierungen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziales Verhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Gruppeen_US
dc.titleAnother hidden cost of incentives: The detrimental effect on norm enforcementen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn593927435en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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