All Rights Reserved
AccessEcon LLC 2006, 2008.
Powered by MinhViet JSC

Yohei Mitani and Nicholas Flores
''Does gender matter for demand revelation in threshold public goods experiments?''
( 2007, Vol. 3 No.27 )
We examine the effect of gender on real and hypothetical contributions in a threshold public goods experiment using heterogeneous induced-values approach. Our analysis of the experimental data leads to several findings. First, gender differences in contributions are found for hypothetical payments, but not for real payments. This result is obtained while controlling for subjects' true values (induced-values) as well as socio-economic variables. Second, females are more likely to truthfully reveal their true value than males for hypothetical payments, but this effect is not significant for real payments. One could interpret these results as suggesting that females are more likely to state their value through hypothetical payments.
Keywords: Contingent valuation
JEL: C9 - Design of Experiments: General
H4 - Publicly Provided Goods: General
Manuscript Received : May 11 2007 Manuscript Accepted : Jun 26 2007

  This abstract has been downloaded 2284 times                The Full PDF of this paper has been downloaded 154256 times