Redistribution and Group Participation: Experimental Evidence from Africa and the UK

@article{Fafchamps2018RedistributionAG,
  title={Redistribution and Group Participation: Experimental Evidence from Africa and the UK},
  author={M. Fafchamps and R. Hill},
  journal={World Bank Policy Research Working Paper Series},
  year={2018}
}
This paper investigates whether the prospect of redistribution hinders the formation of efficiency-enhancing groups. An experiment is conducted in a Kenyan slum, Ugandan villages, and a UK university town and used to test, in an anonymous setting with no feedback, whether subjects join a group that increases their endowment but exposes them to one of three redistributive actions: stealing, giving, or burning. Exposure to redistributive options among group members operates as a disincentive to… Expand

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 65 REFERENCES
Does Africa Need a Rotten Kin Theorem? Experimental Evidence from Village Economies
When Does Community Conservatism Constrain Village Organizations?
Testing for Altruism and Social Pressure in Charitable Giving
The logic of collective action : public goods and the theory of groups
Warm glow, information, and inefficient charitable giving
...
1
2
3
4
5
...