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Paying with your information: The efficiency-enhancing effects of data provision

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Rockenbach, Bettina (University of Cologne)
  • Sadrieh, Abdolkarim (University of Magdeburg)
  • Anne, Schielke (University of Cologne)
Publication Date
2019
Description
  • Abstract

    Internet services are often free of charge, but ask for customers’ personal data in exchange for usage. We experimentally study whether the provision of information-based public goods is susceptible to restraint when contributions not only make contributors better off, but also enable a non-contributing “big player” to acquire substantial profits. We show that the presence of the big player crowds out the willingness to provide money, but no such effect is observed for information. Hence, collecting anonymized personal data instead of monetary fees can be more profitable to service providers and create greater benefits for customers.
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany / DE
Collection Mode
    • Laboratory experiment
Data and File Information
    • File Name: Paying_with_your_information_-_Instructions.pdf
      File Format: application/pdf
      File Size: 83091
      Data Fingerprint: 91d6942c409a259b6c17a6d1c278cbe4
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
    • File Name: Paying_with_your_information.do
      File Format: text/x-stata-syntax
      File Size: 7887
      Data Fingerprint: 77195afa13e92e99013a651f49b8c867
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
    • File Name: Paying_with_your_information_-_raw_data.zip
      File Format: application/zip
      File Size: 5800
      Data Fingerprint: c3c3c8d9660a2bc4fb2e8b410792c5e7
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
Availability
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Rights
CC BY-ND 4.0

Update Metadata: 2019-09-30 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-06-13

Rockenbach, Bettina; Sadrieh, Abdolkarim; Anne, Schielke (2019): Paying with your information: The efficiency-enhancing effects of data provision. Version: 1. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.7802/1899