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TitlePromoting cooperation in resource dilemas : theoretical predictions and experimental evidence
Author(s)Botelho, Anabela
Dinar, Ariel
Pinto, Lígia
Rapoport, Amnon
KeywordsExperimental economics
Common pool resources
Appropriation
Public good provision
Environmental uncertainty
C9;
D7;
H4
Issue date2015
PublisherElsevier
JournalJournal of behavioral and experimental economics
Abstract(s)Whereas experimental studies of common pool resource (CPR) dilemmas are frequently terminated with collapse of the resource, there is considerable evidence in real-world settings that challenges this finding. To reconcile this difference, we propose a two-stage model that links appropriation of the CPR and provision of public goods in an attempt to explain the emergence of cooperation in the management of CPRs under environmental uncertainty. Benchmark predictions are derived from the model, and subsequently tested experimentally under different marginal cost–benefit structures concerning the voluntary contribution to the provision of the good. Our results suggest that the severity of the appropriation problem may significantly be mitigated by the presence of an option for voluntarily contributing a fraction of the income surplus from the appropriation phase to the provision of the public good.
TypeArticle
DescriptionThis study was conducted while Botelho and Pinto were on sabbatical leave at the Water Science and Policy Center, University of California, Riverside, and the School of Business Administration, University of Arizona.
URIhttps://hdl.handle.net/1822/32885
DOI10.1016/j.socec.2014.11.007
ISSN2214-8043
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessRestricted access (UMinho)
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