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Le financement des biens publics par des contributions volontaires: Une évaluation à l'aide de l'économie expérimentale

In this article we evaluate the problems that arise when it comes to the financing of public goods and services. More specifically, we consider the financing of public goods by voluntary contributions. Although economic theory predicts free riding and thus an inefficient provision of the public good, we observe in many experiments that participants are willing to contribute more than predicted. We identify conditions that favor high contribution levels.
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