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Do Informal Sanctions Increase Cooperation in the Long Run?

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  • Charles Noussair
  • Steven Tucker

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We conduct an experiment to explore the durability and transferability of the increase in contributions to a public good resulting from the existence of a particular type of implicit informal sanction. Rege and Telle (2003) find that in one-shot games, the sanctioning system leads to high contributions. In this study, we argue that the sanction is ineffective in increasing cooperation in the long run in a repeated game. Furthermore, the sanctions have no effect in increasing cooperative behavior in subsequent games where no sanctions are present. Using our results and those from other studies, we conjecture that informal sanctions are more effective in evoking the emotions leading to cooperative behavior when agents receive explicit expressions of disapproval that they cannot avoid

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  • Charles Noussair & Steven Tucker, 2004. "Do Informal Sanctions Increase Cooperation in the Long Run?," Econometric Society 2004 Australasian Meetings 153, Econometric Society.
  • Handle: RePEc:ecm:ausm04:153
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    Keywords

    Public Goods Experiments; Informal Sanctions;

    JEL classification:

    • C92 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Group Behavior
    • H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods

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