Do entrance fees crowd out donations for public goods? Evidence from a protected area in Costa Rica

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In this paper, we investigate how different levels of entrance fees affect donations for a public good, a natural park. To explore this issue, we conducted a stated preference study focusing on visitors' preferences for donating money to raise funds for a protected area in Costa Rica given different entrance fee levels. The results reveal that there is incomplete crowding out of donations when establishing an entrance fee.


  • Francisco Alpizar
  • Peter Martinsson
  • Anna Nordén
External organisations
  • University of Gothenburg
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  • Physical Geography
  • Economics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-326
JournalEnvironment and Development Economics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch