Framing and Misperception in Public Good Experiments

Toke Reinholt Fosgaard, Lars Gårn Hansen, Erik Wengström

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Abstract

Earlier studies have found that framing has a substantial impact on the degree of cooperation observed in public good experiments. We show that the way the public good game is framed affects misperceptions about the incentives of the game. Moreover, we show that such framing-induced differences in misperceptions are linked to the framing effect on subjects' cooperation behavior. When we do not control for the different levels of misperceptions between frames, we observe a significant framing effect on subjects' cooperation preferences. However, this framing effect becomes insignificant once we remove subjects who misperceive.

Original languageEnglish
Peer-reviewed scientific journalScandinavian Journal of Economics
Volume119
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)435-456
Number of pages22
ISSN0347-0520
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01.04.2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article - refereed

Keywords

  • Cooperation
  • experiment
  • framing
  • heterogeneous sample
  • misperception
  • social dilemma

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