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A Simple Game-Theoretic Explanation for the Relationship Between Group Size and Helping

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  • Joseph E Harrington Jr

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Consistent with evidence from some psychological studies this paper shows that as there are more people who can help someone in need the lower is the probability that help is forthcoming

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Paper provided by The Johns Hopkins University,Department of Economics in its series Economics Working Paper Archive with number 417.

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Date of creation: 2001
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Handle: RePEc:jhu:papers:417

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  1. Heijnen, P., 2007. "On the probability of breakdown in participation games," CeNDEF Working Papers 07-03, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Center for Nonlinear Dynamics in Economics and Finance.
  2. Rothenhäusler, Dominik & Schweizer, Nikolaus & Szech, Nora, 2013. "Institutions, shared guilt, and moral transgression," Discussion Papers, Research Unit: Economics of Change SP II 2013-305, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB).
  3. Rothenhäusler, Dominik & Schweizer, Nikolaus & Szech, Nora, 2013. "Institutions, shared guilt, and moral transgression," Working Paper Series in Economics 47, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Department of Economics and Business Engineering.
  4. Toolsema, Linda A., 2003. "Having more potential raiders weakens the takeover threat," Research Report 03F16, University of Groningen, Research Institute SOM (Systems, Organisations and Management).
  5. Toolsema, Linda A., 2007. "Having more potential raiders weakens the takeover threat," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 62(4), pages 670-685, April.

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