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Expectations, network centrality, and public good contributions: Experimental evidence from India

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Do individuals in a position of social influence contribute more to public goods than their less connected partners? Can we motivate these influential individuals by disclosing how others expect them to act? To answer these questions, we play a public good game on a star network. The experimental design is such that efficiency and equality considerations should motivate central players to contribute more than others. Using a subject population familiar with contributions to public goods on so...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1016/j.jebo.2017.07.024

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
International Development
Oxford college:
St Antonys College
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Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization Journal website
Publication date:
2017-08-12
Acceptance date:
2017-07-18
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ISSN:
0167-2681
Pubs id:
pubs:807685
URN:
uri:cccacd47-3d5d-415e-8f3e-e736371f1878
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uuid:cccacd47-3d5d-415e-8f3e-e736371f1878
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pubs:807685

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