"I don't want to be selling my soul": Two experiments in environmental economics
Carbon offsets, Environmental experiment, Metaeconomics, Other-interest, Self-interest
Journal of Socio-Economics
We conducted two experiments in the context of environmental protection. We found that profit considerations and personality traits are among the essential determinants of individual contributions to the solution of environmental problems. The results show that environmental considerations are powerful motivators and subjects are willing to forgo pecuniary profits for the sake of "doing-the-right-thing". The study shows that the environmental groups can purchase carbon offsets directly from the providers at a lower-than market price and still obtain a relatively large market share. © 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Political Science
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Ovchinnikova, Natalia V.; Czap, Hans J.; Lynne, Gary D.; and Larimer, Christopher W., ""I don't want to be selling my soul": Two experiments in environmental economics" (2009). Faculty Publications. 2288.