Private Contributions to Collective Concerns: Modelling Donor Behaviour

Posted: 1 Mar 2010

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Alexander von Kotzebue

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Berthold U. Wigger

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Abstract

The obvious discrepancy between the predictions of the standard model of private provision of public goods and empirical indications have led many economists to search for alternative explanations of the phenomenon of voluntary contributions. Whilst concentrating on models of donor motivation, the present paper gives a non-technical survey of a sample of these approaches, and discusses their advantages and limitations.

Keywords: Public goods, Free-rider, Warm glow, Charity

JEL Classification: H10, D60

Suggested Citation

von Kotzebue, Alexander and Wigger, Berthold U., Private Contributions to Collective Concerns: Modelling Donor Behaviour. Cambridge Journal of Economics, Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 367-387, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1559688 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cje/bep003

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