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Experimental Design and Collection of Data
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In order to facilitate a cost-effective donation system from a producer perspective, the use of micropayments1 based on cellular telephony has been suggested (Hultkrantz, 2002). Heldt, Edlinger, and Lindblom (2008) noted that, from the ski resort’s perspective, cash donations in a closed box are neither cost-effective nor secure as a mode of collecting donations. When designing systems for fundraising and financing public goods, the literature suggests, both theoretically (Morgan, 2000) and experimentally (Lange, 2006), that lotteries generate higher public good provision than financing by voluntary contributions. While lotteries with higher rewards have been found to be more effective, participation in the lottery drops dramatically when the public good is not valued by the individual (Morgan & Sefton, 2000).