Título Exposure to inequality may cause under-provision of public goods: Experimental evidence
Autores BRAÑAS GARZA, PABLO ERNESTO, Molis, Elena , Neyse, Levent
Publicación externa No
Medio J. Behave. Exp. Econ.
Alcance Article
Naturaleza Científica
Cuartil JCR 3
Cuartil SJR 2
Impacto JCR 1.83100
Impacto SJR 0.54200
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85101081895&doi=10.1016%2fj.socec.2021.101679&partnerID=40&md5=6e6896e8537f88e890f52c7b644e0e02
Fecha de publicacion 01/06/2021
ISI 000654350500003
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85101081895
DOI 10.1016/j.socec.2021.101679
Abstract Economic inequality is rising globally and due to developments in information technologies and globalization, nowadays individuals are more exposed to such an inequality than ever. Recent studies show that exposure to inequality may shape economic decisions. In this article, we test whether contributions in the public goods game are sensitive to information about inequality of personal benefits between groups. Our results show that learning the return levels of another group with higher (lower) benefits decreases (increases) the contributions with a stronger reaction by low benefit groups. Our further tests show that this effect diminishes when the benefit difference between the groups gets smaller. These results suggest that exposure to inequality might have a detrimental impact on public goods provision, yet this effect gets negligible as economic inequality reduces.
Palabras clave Public Goods; Inequality; Cooperation; Information; Experiment
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