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Leading with(out) Sacrifice? A Public-Goods Experiment with a Super-Additive Player

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  • Andreas Glöckner

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    (Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods)

  • Bernd Irlenbusch

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    (Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods)

  • Sebastian Kube

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    (Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods)

  • Andreas Nicklisch

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    (Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods)

  • Hans-Theo Normann

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    (Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods)

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We analyse two team settings in which one member in a team has stronger incentives to contribute than the others. If contributions constitute a sacrifice for the strong player, the other team members are more inclined to cooperate than if contributions are strictly dominant for the strong player.

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Paper provided by Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods in its series Working Paper Series of the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods with number 2009_08.

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Keywords: Experiments; Leadership; Reciprocity; Voluntary Contribution Mechanism;

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