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Economic Cooperation In Turkish Culture: Public Goods Games And Lonely Elephants

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  • Benjamin Beranek

    (Department of Economics, Izmir University of Economics)

  • Alper Duman

    ()
    (Department of Economics, Izmir University of Economics)

Abstract

While the public good experiment has been used to analyze cooperation among various groups in Western Europe and North America, it has not been extensively used in other contexts such as Turkey. This project seeks to rectify that and explore how Turkish university students informally self govern. By employing the public good experiment among a cohort of students attending universities in Ýzmir, Turkey and Adýyaman, Turkey, we hope to quantitatively analyze the factors which lead to altruistic punishment, to antisocial punishment, and ultimately to enhanced cooperation in Turkish society.

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Paper provided by Izmir University of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 1004.

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Length: 41 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2010
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Handle: RePEc:izm:wpaper:1004

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Keywords: Cooperation; Free Riding; Altruism; Punishment; Trust; Experimental Economics; Public Good Experiments;

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