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Jocelyn Groff and Anne Rozan
 
''Could two be worse than one? Individuals` investments in multiple public bads''
( 2015, Vol. 35 No.4 )
 
 
We analyze a multiple collective goods game where individuals allocate their endowment between a private good and two identical public bads. Results show that the mean of investments into a public bad account increases by 14.2% when individuals face two rather than only one bad account. Moreover, this framing increases pure free riding behavior from 31.83% to 52.67%.
 
 
Keywords: Public bad, unpacking effect, free riding, experiment.
JEL: C9 - Design of Experiments: General
H4 - Publicly Provided Goods: General
 
Manuscript Received : Jul 15 2015 Manuscript Accepted : Oct 16 2015

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