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Title

Voluntary Provision of a Public Good

Author

Charles A. Holt and Susan K. Laury

Category

Public Goods

Type

Non-computerized experiment

Description

This paper describes a simple public goods game, implemented with playing cards in a classroom setup. Students choose whether to contribute to the provision of a public good in a situation where it is privately optimal not to contribute, but socially optimal to contribute fully. This exercise motivates discussion of altruism, strategies for private fund-raising, and the role of the government in resolving the public goods problem.

URL

http://www.people.virginia.edu/~cah2k/publictr.pdf
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