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Conditional cooperation on three continents

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

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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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 101 (2008)
Issue (Month): 3 (December)
Pages: 175-178

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:101:y:2008:i:3:p:175-178
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