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Competition lessens competition

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  • Godoy, Sara
  • Morales, Antonio J.
  • Rodero, Javier

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We experimentally analyse simultaneous behaviour in a contest game and a public good game, whose endowment is shared. Competition for resources (i) almost eliminates overbidding, without affecting public good contributions and (ii) almost eliminates the behavioural spillovers between the games.

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  • Godoy, Sara & Morales, Antonio J. & Rodero, Javier, 2013. "Competition lessens competition," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 120(3), pages 419-423.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:120:y:2013:i:3:p:419-423 DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2013.05.021
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    Keywords

    Experiment; Competition; Public good game; Contest game; Behavioural spillovers;

    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

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