Public goods and future audiences: acting as role models.

组织经济学Seminar总第104期          【OE201902】           

组织经济学(Organizational Economics)Seminar由中国人民大学企业与组织研究中心(CFOS)主办。                



主讲:Roberta Dessi(图卢兹经济学院副教授)          


主题:Public goods and future audiences: acting as role models                 

摘要:We study how participants` behavior in an experimental public good game is affected when they know that information about their choices and outcomes,together with different sets of information about their identity, will be transmitted the following year to a set of new, unknown participants - with no payoff linkages between the two sets of players. We explore two questions: first, does knowing that they will be acting as role models for future players influenceindividuals` choices Second, how does behavior vary with the degree of future visibility of participants` identity We find no evidence of a significant role model effect, but a surprising effect of visibility: when subjects know their photo will be transmitted to future, unknown and unrelated participants, they contribute significantly less. We consider different possible explanations, and argue that the most convincing is a "sucker aversion" explanation according to which subjects in the photo treatment become more sensitive to being perceived as exploited by their peers.                    

主讲人简介:Roberta Dessi is currently Associate Professor of Economics at the Toulouse School of Economics, and Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London. She received her PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge. Professor Dessi`s research interests are mainly in theareas of Corporate Finance (Venture Capital and Innovation), Industrial Organisation, Behavioral and Experimental Economics. Her work has been published in leading economics journals, such as American Economic Review, Economic Journal, RAND Journal of Economics, European Economic Review, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization,etc.                    


中国人民大学经济学院          人大企业与组织研究中心          人大微观数据与实证方法研究中心