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Leading by example in a public goods experimentwith benefit heterogeneity

Ying Ju and Martin Kocher ()
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Ying Ju: University of Munich, Munich, Germany

No 25, IHS Working Paper Series from Institute for Advanced Studies

Abstract: Social dilemmas such as greenhouse gas emission reduction are often characterized by heterogeneity in benefits from solving the dilemma. How should leadership of group members be organized in such a setting? We implement a laboratory public goods experiment with heterogeneous marginal per capita returns from the public good and leading by example that is either implemented exogenously or by self-selection. Our results suggest that both exogenous and selfselected leadership only have a small effect on contributions to the public good. We do not find significant differences in contributions for exogenous and self-selected leadership. Leaders seem to need additional instruments to be more effective when benefits are heterogeneous.

Keywords: Public goods experiment; heterogeneous benefits; leading by example (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C91 D03 D64 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 46 pages
Date: 2020-10
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