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Spada, Riccardo, 2024. Public goods games for collective agri-environmental contracts design. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Economics



This thesis conducts a structured literature review of public goods games (PGG) experiments to analyze the differences between laboratory and field studies and to understand whether farmers cooperate more or less than standard PGG subjects. In addition, novel data on public goods games conducted on European farmers from Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, and Poland are analyzed to understand the effect of heterogeneous starting endowments on cooperation. While farmers have higher cooperation levels on average, the difference between farmers and students are not statistically significant. German and Dutch farmers have higher contribution levels than Polish and Hungarian farmers in the standard version of the game, and heterogeneous endowments decrease cooperation levels except for Polish farmers. A reduction in cooperation levels under the heterogeneous endowment treatment is also found in the laboratory literature.

Main title:Public goods games for collective agri-environmental contracts design
Authors:Spada, Riccardo
Supervisor:Rommel, Jens and Sckokai, Paolo
Examiner:Hart, Robert
Series:Examensarbete / SLU, Institutionen för ekonomi
Volume/Sequential designation:1566
Year of Publication:2024
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:NM030 Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis (AFEPA) - Master's Programme, 120.0hp
Supervising department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Keywords:Framed field experiment, Cooperation, Collective action, Heterogeneous endowment
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