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Conditional Cooperation in the Field.

Heldt (2005)
Summary by 
Mark Egan

The author conducted a natural field experiment on conditional cooperation where cross-country skiers in two Swedish ski resorts were faced with the decision of whether or not to contribute to ski track funding. Ski-tracks in Sweden are public goods and it is not legal to charge for access to such facilities.The results indicate those who a higher share of the treatment group contribute (25%) than the control (21%). The share of subjects contributing to be significantly greater in the group receiving information about others’ behavior than in the group that does not.