Indigenous Associations and Public Goods Provision: Experimental Evidence from Grinw in Mali

Kellogg Institute Faculty Fellow Jaimie Bleck

What role can social clubs play in the provision of public goods in the developing world? We  investigate the role of grin, informal clubs, in public goods provision in two urban centers in Mali: Bamako and Mopti.  We  conduct an experiment using a step-level voluntary contribution mechanism to study the structural determinants of provision rates; as well as differences in provision rates between in-group and out-group environments. We also  test the ecological validity  of the experimental games via the marginal effects of reported contributions to public goods  in local communities on game provision rates.

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Jaimie Bleck

Jaimie Bleck is an associate professor of political science and the senior research advisor for the Ford Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. She also is a concurrent faculty member in the Keough School of Global Affairs. She has been a Kellogg Institute faculty fellow since 2011...
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