The benefits of voluntary leadership in experimental public goods games


Rivas M. F. , Sutter M.

ECONOMICS LETTERS, vol.112, no.2, pp.176-178, 2011 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 112 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.econlet.2011.04.007
  • Journal Name: ECONOMICS LETTERS
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.176-178
  • Keywords: Public goods, Experiment, Voluntary leadership

Abstract

We study the effects of voluntary leadership in experimental public goods games when each group member can volunteer to contribute before the other members. We find that voluntary leadership increases contributions significantly, compared to a treatment where leadership is enforced exogenously. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.