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Free riders and strong reciprocators coexist in public goods experiments: evolutionary foundations

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  • Angelo Antoci

    () (Dipartimento di Economia, Impresa e Regolamentazione, University of Sassari)

  • Paolo Russu

    () (Dipartimento di Economia, Impresa e Regolamentazione, University of Sassari)

  • Luca Zarri

    () (Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, University of Verona)

Abstract

Experimental evidence indicates that free riders and strongly reciprocal papers coexist in the public goods game framework. By means of an evolutionary analysis, we provide an endogenization of this behavioral regularity.

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  • Angelo Antoci & Paolo Russu & Luca Zarri, 2010. "Free riders and strong reciprocators coexist in public goods experiments: evolutionary foundations," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 30(1), pages 720-733.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-09-00509
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    1. Antoci, Angelo & Russu, Paolo & Zarri, Luca, 2014. "Tax evasion in a behaviorally heterogeneous society: An evolutionary analysis," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 42(C), pages 106-115.

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    Keywords

    Free Riding; Cooperation; Strong Reciprocity; Public Goods Game; Evolutionary Game Theory.;

    JEL classification:

    • C7 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory
    • Z1 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics

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