Contribution Norms in Heterogeneous Groups: A Climate Change Framing

dc.creatorvan der Hoven, Zoe
dc.creatorVisser, Martine
dc.creatorBrick, Kerri
dc.date2013-02-28T13:39:53Z
dc.date2013-02-28T13:39:53Z
dc.date2012
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-28T10:05:12Z
dc.date.available2015-05-28T10:05:12Z
dc.date.issued2015-05-28
dc.descriptionWhile results from public good games with homogeneous players reflect the contribution norm of equal contributions, it is unclear what contribution norm will arise in a heterogeneous setting. Climate change is a perfect example of a social dilemma involving heterogeneous agents. As such, using a public good game with a climate change framing, this study examines what contribution norm arises when players are asymmetric in terms of their impact on the public good (mitigation). The climate change framing exacerbates equity considerations and ultimately increases the difficulty of finding a generalizable concept of fairness (contribution norm) acceptable to both player-types. The efficacy of communication as a means to promoting public good provision is also considered. The default contribution norm, irrespective of player-type, was to free-ride. With the introduction of communication, two dominant contribution norms emerge: free-riding and perfect cooperation. Classification-JEL: H41, Q54, Q58 Length: 27 pages
dc.descriptionpublic good; contribution norm; communication; heterogeneity; climate change
dc.identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/11090/170
dc.identifier.ris TY - Report DA - 2015-05-28 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2015 T1 - Contribution Norms in Heterogeneous Groups: A Climate Change Framing TI - Contribution Norms in Heterogeneous Groups: A Climate Change Framing UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11090/170 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11090/170
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSouthern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit
dc.publisher.departmentSALDRUen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Commerceen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.titleContribution Norms in Heterogeneous Groups: A Climate Change Framing
dc.typeReport
uct.type.publicationResearchen_ZA
uct.type.resourceSALDRU Reporten_ZA
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