Salience games: Private politics when public attention is limited

Anthony Heyes
Anthony Heyes
Anthony Heyes
Anthony Heyes
Steve Martin
Steve Martin

Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, pp. 396-410, 2018.

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Keywords:
Non-market strategyNGOsLimited attentionSalience

Abstract:

We develop a theoretical model in which an industry and NGO play salience games—they act strategically to influence public attention to social impacts in the sector. Salience stimulates extra donations for the NGO, and thus firms have incentives to hide the damage they do in order to avoid public attention. We show that when public attent...More

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