Impulse balance and framing effects in threshold public good games

Date

2019-01-25

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Wiley

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Article

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Yes

Abstract

In this paper, we revisit the evidence for framing effects in threshold public good games. Our particular focus is on why the probability of providing the public good appears to be higher in positive, give frames compared with negative, take frames. We show that the impulse balance theory can explain this effect. We also report a new experiment designed to test the predictions of the impulse balance theory. The results of the experiment fit well, both in quantitative and qualitative terms, with our predictions.

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open access article

Keywords

public good, learning direction, impulse balance, game theory

Citation

Cartwright, E., Stepanova, A. and Xue, L. (2019) Impulse balance and framing effects in threshold public good games. Journal of Public Economic Theory, 21 (5), pp. 903-922

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Institute for Applied Economics and Social Value (IAESV)