Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/167951
Authors: 
Hauge, Karen Evelyn
Rogeberg, Ole
Year of Publication: 
2015
Citation: 
[Journal:] Games [ISSN:] 2073-4336 [Volume:] 6 [Year:] 2015 [Issue:] 3 [Pages:] 381-393
Abstract: 
In many important public good situations the decision-making power and authority is delegated to representatives who make binding decisions on behalf of a larger group. The purpose of this study is to compare contribution decisions made by individuals with contribution decisions made by group representatives. We present the results from a laboratory experiment that compares decisions made by individuals in inter-individual public good games with decisions made by representatives on behalf of their group in inter-group public good games. Our main finding is that contribution behavior differs between individuals and group representatives, but only for women. While men's choices are equally self-interested as individuals and group representatives, women make less self-interested choices as group representatives.
Subjects: 
public good game
lab experiment
group representative
gender
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article
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