Punishment and counter-punishment in public good games: Can we really govern ourselves?

A number of experimental studies have shown that the opportunity to punish anti-social behavior increases cooperation levels when agents face a social dilemma. Using a public good experiment, I show that in the presence of counter-punishment opportunities cooperators are less willing to punish free...

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Volume: 92
Main Author: Nikiforakis, Nikos
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Place of publication: LAUSANNE Elsevier B.V 2008
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published in: Journal of public economics Vol. 92; no. 1; pp. 91 - 112
Data of publication: 2008
ISSN: 0047-2727
1879-2316
EISSN: 1879-2316
Discipline: Economics
Mathematics
Political Science
Series: Journal of Public Economics
Subjects:
H41
D70
C92
Online Access: available in Bonn?
Database: Social Sciences Citation Index
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