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dc.contributor.authorCentofanti, Tiziana
dc.contributor.authorMurugesan, Anand
dc.date.accessioned2023-06-16T09:16:33Z
dc.date.available2023-06-16T09:16:33Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.issn22148043
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.socec.2022.101915
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14018/13762
dc.description.abstractWe examine two aspects of decentralized governance by conducting lab-in-the-field experiments in five villages in Central and Eastern Europe. We experimentally test the effect of (1) democratically elected local leader’s endorsement and (2) citizen’s participation in the choice of environmental public goods (EPG) on their voluntary contributions. Our design ties the voluntary contributions in the experimental public good game to restoring a real EPG, such as a public park. We find that citizen participation in the endogenous choice of the EPG significantly increases contributions, while the leader’s endorsement does not. Our results suggest that while the leader’s effect is unclear, participatory decision-making can improve access to public goods and increase the beneficiaries’ willingness to cost-share in rural communities.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.rightsCC BY-NC-ND 4.0
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectLeaders
dc.subjectParticipation
dc.subjectPublic goods
dc.subjectEnvironment
dc.subjectLab-in-the-field experiments
dc.titleLeader and citizens participation for the environment: Experimental evidence from Eastern Europe
dc.typeJournal article
dc.source.journaltitleJournal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics
dc.source.volume100
dc.source.spage1
dc.source.epage11
dc.description.versionPublished version
refterms.dateFOA2023-06-16T09:16:33Z
dc.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Sciences and Policy


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