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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Main Author: Hoeft, Leonard
Mill, Wladislaw
Format: Publication
Language: English
Place of publication: Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods 01.01.2017
Data of publication: 2017-01-01
Dewey Decimal Classification: 330
Discipline: Economics
Online Access: available in Bonn?
Database: OpenAIRE (Open Access)
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