Special Issue "Donors' Contributions in Settings with Multiple Options"

A special issue of Games (ISSN 2073-4336). This special issue belongs to the section "Market Design and Auctions".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Luca Corazzini
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Guest Editor
Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Venice, Italy
Interests: behavioral and experimental economics; measurement and determinants of subjective wellbeing
Dr. Tommaso Reggiani
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Co-Guest Editor
Cardiff University, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff, UK
Interests: behavioural and experimental economics; public economics; ethics and economics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The literature focusing on voluntary contributions to public goods has mainly focused on settings in which donors can contribute to one project only. Recent studies have extended the framework to make it more realistic by allowing donors to contribute to several alternatives.

Depending on the production function of the public good, the multiplicity of public goods augments a coordination problem, whereby donors must choose to which public good to contribute to in order to match others’ choices. 

This Special Issue welcomes theoretical and experimental (conducted in the lab, in the field, or online) studies as well as survey articles and meta-analyses that focus on settings with multiple public goods and analyze research questions that are related to mechanism design, the role of intermediary agents in coordinating contributions, the impact of ad-hoc donation strategies to enhance contribution, the role of the production function of public goods, and the effect on successful contributions of introducing asymmetries across alternative options.

Prof. Dr. Luca Corazzini
Dr. Tommaso Reggiani
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • multiple public goods
  • charitable giving
  • coordination
  • delegation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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