Leveling up? An inter-neighborhood experiment on parochialism and the efficiency of multi-level public goods provision

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Gallier, Carlo; Goeschl, Timo; Kesternich, Martin; Lohse, Johannes; Reif, Christiane; Römer, Daniel;
  • Publisher: Mannheim: Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.11588/heidok.00022601
  • Subject: 330 | parochialism | D7 | multi-level public goods | 330 Economics | 330 Wirtschaft | C9 | artefactual field experiment | H4 | social identity
    • ddc: ddc:330

Many public goods can be provided at different spatial levels. Evidence from social identity theory and in-group favoritism raises the possibility that where higher-level provision is more efficient, subjects’ narrow concern for local outcomes (parochialism) could harm... View more
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