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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Jacob K. Fishman

Department of Economics
Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona 85287

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NBER Working Papers and Publications

June 2015Compassion or Cash: Evaluating Survey Response Incentives and Valuing Public Goods
with V. Kerry Smith, Sharon L. Harlan, Michael McLaen, Carlos Valcarcel, Marcia Nation: w21288
This paper reports the results of an experiment evaluating the effects of incentives on individuals' willingness to participate in a survey. By pairing the assessment with a natural field experiment, the analysis considers private versus public goods as incentives, and estimates respondents' willingness to support the oldest food bank in the U.S.
August 2013A Direct Test of the "Explanation" for Incomplete Stratification in Vertical Sorting Models
with V. Kerry Smith: w19387
This paper uses the 2011 Phoenix Area Social Survey to evaluate the plausibility of the assumptions made with pure characteristics or vertical sorting models to rationalize incomplete stratification of households across local communities by income. The analysis with a well-recognized index of environmental attitudes, the New Ecological Paradigm (NEP), confirms the correlations in equilibrium outcomes implied by these models. As a result, it supports the role of differences in the tastes for public goods as an explanation for the sorting outcomes.
 
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