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Revisiting the Antisocial Punishment across Societies Experiment

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  • Pablo Lucas

    (Geary Institute, University College Dublin, Ireland and Maastricht School of Management, The Netherlands)

  • Issam Malki

    (Sheffield Hallam University, Department of Economics, England)

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This paper presents an alternative interpretation of an experimental public goods game dataset, particularly on the understanding of the observed antisocial behaviour phenomenon between subjects around the world. The anonymous nature of contributions and punishments are taken into account to reinterpret the experimental results by analysing dynamic behaviour in terms of mean contributions across societies and their association with antisocial punishment. Thus, by also taking into account the heterogeneity between the experimented cities, the analysis contrasts with the interpretation of one trend across cities, as the findings indicate two opposite trends in differentgroups of cities.

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Paper provided by Geary Institute, University College Dublin in its series Working Papers with number 201310.

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Length: 13 pages
Date of creation: 15 May 2013
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Handle: RePEc:ucd:wpaper:201310

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Keywords: Public goods; Experimental data; Clubs of convergence;

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  1. Urs Fischbacher, 2007. "z-Tree: Zurich toolbox for ready-made economic experiments," Experimental Economics, Springer, vol. 10(2), pages 171-178, June.
  2. Peter C. B. Phillips & Donggyu Sul, 2007. "Transition Modeling and Econometric Convergence Tests," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 75(6), pages 1771-1855, November.
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