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Peer punishment with third-party approval in a social dilemma game

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  • Tan, Fangfang
  • Xiao, Erte

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In a prisoner’s dilemma experiment, compared with the case when the implicated parties are allowed to punish each other, both the cooperation rate and the earnings are lower when the enforcement of punishment requires approval from an independent third party.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 117 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 589-591

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:117:y:2012:i:3:p:589-591

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Keywords: Social dilemmas; Third party punishment; Cooperation; Experiment;

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  1. Xiao, Erte & Tan, Fangfang, 2013. "Justification and Legitimate Punishment," MPRA Paper 47154, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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