Marco Faravelli
University of St Andrews, UK

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(Tuesday, 1st June 2010)

Title : Experiments on fund-raising mechanisms

We will explore the topic of charitable giving and analyze fund-raising mechanisms for the private provision of public goods. We will examine institutions that have emerged, and mechanisms that have been devised, in order to overcome the free-riding problem. We will analyze the performance of different types of mechanisms in laboratory and field experiments, with particular emphasis on prize-based mechanisms.

Bibliographical references :

John Morgan, Martin Sefton (2000) “Funding Public Goods with Lotteries: Experimental Evidence”, Review of Economic Studies, 67-4, 785-810.
Working paper version : http://faculty.haas.berkeley.edu/rjmorgan/lotexp.pdf

Luca Corazzini, Marco Faravelli, Luca Stanca (forthcoming) “A Prize to Give for: An Experiment on Public Good Funding Mechanisms”, Economic Journal.
Working paper version
: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~mf60/Funding-Mechanisms-Experiment.pdf

CNRS Chaire GovReg Europe