Abuse of power: An experimental investigation of the effects of power and transparency on centralized punishment

We investigate power abuse of a single punisher in a public-goods-game subject to variations in punishment power and contribution transparency. We find a high amount of abuse across all conditions. More power led to more abuse over time, while transparency could only curb abuse in the high power con...

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Volume: 2017/15
Main Author: Hoeft, Leonard
Mill, Wladislaw
Format: Paper
Language: English
Place of publication: Bonn Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods 2017
published in: Preprints of the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods Vol. 2017/15
Data of publication: 2017
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Database: EconStor
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