Essays on the non-monetary aspects of cooperative behaviours

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dc.contributor.advisor Bernasconi, Michele Siyaranamual, Martin Daniel <1981> it_IT 2014-04-05T11:16:18Z 2014-04-05T11:16:18Z 2014-03-21
dc.description.abstract This dissertation consists of three independent essays that explore the non-monetary aspects on the cooperative behaviours. In the first essay, I analyse the effect of social interaction on the decision to contribute to public good. To examine the effect of social interaction, I construct a sampling design where respondents are divided into three different groups, namely treated, untreated, and control groups. The respondents in the treated and untreated groups were allowed to interact/discuss with each other, within and across groups, prior to the WTP elicitation question. I find that treated and untreated respondents with social interactions have higher and significant likelihood to purchase the public good relatively to control respondents. While those who did not have interaction have a lower WTP for the improvement of waste management. In the second essay, which is a join work with Luis Aranda, we investigate how cognitive abilities correlate with civic engagement of older Euro- peans (aged 50+), using waves two and three of the SHARE dataset. The results advocate for the existence of a causal relationship running from cognition in old age to community engagement. In the last essay, I compare whether the results from having an observer and an exemplar in a public good game are similar. To make this comparison, I employ a four-players finitely repeated public goods experiment on two directed star networks, observer and exemplar networks. I find evidence that the behaviours of players are statistically indistinguishable across network structures. However, the players who belong to the observer network are more willing to conform with the group behaviours, meaning that they will increase (reduce) the contributions if theirs are below (above) their groups average. Furthermore, I also find evidence that the contributing behaviours are more stable in the observer networks than in the exemplar network. it_IT
dc.language.iso eng it_IT
dc.publisher Università Ca' Foscari Venezia it
dc.rights © Martin Siyaranamual, 2014 it_IT
dc.subject Cooperative behaviours - Non-monetary aspects it_IT
dc.title Essays on the non-monetary aspects of cooperative behaviours it_IT
dc.type Doctoral Thesis en Economia it_IT Dottorato di ricerca it Scuola superiore di Economia it_IT
dc.description.academicyear 2014 it_IT
dc.description.cycle 25 it_IT Bernasconi, Michele
dc.location.shelfmark D001324 it
dc.location Venezia, Archivio Università Ca' Foscari, Tesi Dottorato it
dc.rights.accessrights openAccess it_IT
dc.thesis.matricno 955693 it_IT
dc.format.pagenumber XIII, 108 p. it_IT
dc.subject.miur SECS-P/01 ECONOMIA POLITICA it_IT
dc.subject.miur SECS-P/02 POLITICA ECONOMICA it_IT
dc.identifier.bibliographiccitation Siyaranamual, Martin. "Essays on the non-monetary aspects of cooperative behaviours", Ca' Foscari University of Venice, PhD Tesi, 25. cycle, 2014 it_IT

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