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Does stake size matter for cooperation and punishment?

  • Kocher, Martin G.
  • Martinsson, Peter
  • Visser, Martine

The effects of stake size on cooperation and punishment are investigated using a public goods experiment. We find that an increase in stake size does neither significantly affect cooperation nor the level of punishment.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 99 (2008)
Issue (Month): 3 (June)
Pages: 508-511

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