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Conditional cooperation on three continents

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  • Kocher, Martin G.
  • Cherry, Todd
  • Kroll, Stephan
  • Netzer, Robert J.
  • Sutter, Matthias

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We show in a public goods experiment on three continents that conditional cooperation is a universal behavioral regularity. Yet, the number of conditional cooperators and the extent of conditional cooperation are much higher in the United States than anywhere else.

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  • Kocher, Martin G. & Cherry, Todd & Kroll, Stephan & Netzer, Robert J. & Sutter, Matthias, 2008. "Conditional cooperation on three continents," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 101(3), pages 175-178, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:101:y:2008:i:3:p:175-178
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    Keywords

    Conditional cooperation Public goods Experiment;

    JEL classification:

    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
    • C91 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Individual Behavior
    • H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods

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