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Ostracism and the Provision of a Public Good-Experimental Evidence

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  • F. Maier-Rigaud

    (UMR CNRS 8179 - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - Université de Lille, Sciences et Technologies)

  • P. Martinsson
  • G. Staffiero

Abstract

We analyze the effects of ostracism on cooperation in a linear public good experiment with fixed partner design. Our results show that introducing ostracism increases contribution levels significantly except in first and last periods. Despite reductions in group size due to ostracism, the net effect on earnings is positive. This effect is in contrast to most alternative mechanisms aimed at increasing cooperation rates studied in the literature on public good experiments

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  • F. Maier-Rigaud & P. Martinsson & G. Staffiero, 2010. "Ostracism and the Provision of a Public Good-Experimental Evidence," Post-Print hal-00800725, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-00800725
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2009.11.001
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    • C92 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Group Behavior
    • H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods

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