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Replication data for: Announcements of Support and Public Good Provision

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Kessler, Judd B.
Publication Date
2017-12-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Providing information about contributions to public goods is known to generate further contributions. However, it is often impossible to provide verifiable information on contributions. Through a large-scale field experiment and a series of laboratory experiments, I show that nonbinding announcements of support for a public good encourage others to contribute, even when actual contributions might not or cannot be made. Providing a way to easily announce support for a charity increases donations by $865 per workplace fundraising campaign (or 16 percent of average giving). I discuss implications for understanding prosocial behavior and for organizations aiming to increase contributions to public goods.
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.20130711 (Text)
Publications
  • Kessler, Judd B. “Announcements of Support and Public Good Provision.” American Economic Review 107, no. 12 (December 2017): 3760–87. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.20130711.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.20130711 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Kessler, Judd B. (2017): Replication data for: Announcements of Support and Public Good Provision. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E112925V1