Partial Versus General Compulsory Solidarity: an Experimental Analysis

Arianna Galliera, Andrej Angelovski, Werner Güth

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We focus on ways and means of solidarity and their more or less voluntary and involuntary character. Alternative ways of redistribution are modeled by combining redistribution as emergent from a non-discriminatory voluntary contribution mechanism, VCM, with an outside option for a “super-rich”, R, participant to donate to VCM participants. The outsider may discriminate between participants of the VCM on the basis of information accessible at a cost to her. Inclusion in and exclusion from the VCM are involuntary while contributions in it are voluntary. How involuntary inclusion of R in VCM afects her discriminatory voluntary donations and contribution behavior is explored experimentally.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-279
Number of pages31
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Charitable giving
  • Collective goods
  • Compulsory solidarity
  • Inequality


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