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A Bayesian model of quasi-magical thinking can explain observed cooperation in the public good game

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  • Masel, Joanna, 2007. "A Bayesian model of quasi-magical thinking can explain observed cooperation in the public good game," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 64(2), pages 216-231, October.
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