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Replication data for: Social Preferences, Beliefs, and the Dynamics of Free Riding in Public Goods Experiments

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Fischbacher, Urs
  • Gachter, Simon
Publication Date
2010-03-01
Description
  • Abstract

    One 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. (D12, D 83, H41, Z13)
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.100.1.541 (Text)
Publications
  • Fischbacher, Urs, and Simon Gächter. “Social Preferences, Beliefs, and the Dynamics of Free Riding in Public Goods Experiments.” American Economic Review 100, no. 1 (March 2010): 541–56. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.100.1.541.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.100.1.541 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-11

Fischbacher, Urs; Gachter, Simon (2010): Replication data for: Social Preferences, Beliefs, and the Dynamics of Free Riding in Public Goods Experiments. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E112335