【主题】Behavioral Spillover in the Field: A Natural Experiment from China's Coal-to-Gas Policy （Authors: Jing Cao, Tracy Xiao Liu, Rong Ma）
【摘要】Laboratory experiments have documented that individuals transfer their strategy from historical games to new games, while little is known from the field. Utilizing the fact that villagers were randomly assigned to “coal-to-gas project designed to improve air quality in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei area, we study whether and to which degree such experience affects villagers’ strategic decisions in the follow-up games. We find that those who participated in the “coal-to-gas” project allocate less tokens to others in the dictator game and contribute less in public goods game. We also deploy causal forests (Wager and Athey, 2018) to explore treatment heterogeneity and understand underlying mechanisms.
【bio】刘潇， 清华大学经管学院经济系副教授。于2006年获得中国人民大学学士学位，2012年获得密歇根大学博士学位。主要研究兴趣包括：实验和行为经济学，市场设计和博弈论，论文发表在Management Science, Games and Economic Behavior，Experimental Economics, International Journal of Game Theory等杂志。