We compare the strategy method and the direct response method in public good experiments in a within-subject design. This comparison is interesting because the strategy method is frequently used to investigate preference heterogeneity. We find that people identified by the strategy method as conditional cooperators also behave as conditional cooperators under the direct response method. Free-rider types contribute systematically less than all others. Overall, our results support the behavioral validity of the strategy method in public good experiments. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

The behavioral validity of the strategy method in public good experiments

Quercia, Simone
Membro del Collaboration Group
2012

Abstract

We compare the strategy method and the direct response method in public good experiments in a within-subject design. This comparison is interesting because the strategy method is frequently used to investigate preference heterogeneity. We find that people identified by the strategy method as conditional cooperators also behave as conditional cooperators under the direct response method. Free-rider types contribute systematically less than all others. Overall, our results support the behavioral validity of the strategy method in public good experiments. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Public goods experiments; Strategy method; Direct response method; Experimental methodology; Voluntary cooperation; Conditional cooperators; Free riders
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