Welfare Implications of Peer Punishment in Unequal Societies
AbstractWe show that peer sanctioning increases cooperation in public goods experiments more in unequally endowed groups than in equally endowed groups. Punishment results in a redistribution of wealth from high to low endowment players within groups.
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Inequality; cooperation; punishment; public goods; welfare and poverty; social norms;
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- C90 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - General
- D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
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- I30 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General
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