Faculty Advisor

Smith, Alexander D.

Abstract

We studied public goods using an economic experiment. Subjects invested in the productivity of the public good as a group, and voluntarily contributed to provision as individuals. Investment was near the socially optimal level, but contributions were too low.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2014

Major

Computer Science

Major

Economic Science

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

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