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Voluntarism in the Shadow of Coercion

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We offer an alternative to the conventional 'exchange of favours' story for participation in environmental VA's. The model has a variety of unconventional implications and whilst the environmental application is topical it could be used to explain pro-social behaviour in settings as diverse as product markets, organisations and student common rooms.

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  • Anthony Heyes, 2000. "Voluntarism in the Shadow of Coercion," Royal Holloway, University of London: Discussion Papers in Economics 99/8, Department of Economics, Royal Holloway University of London, revised Feb 2000.
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    Keywords

    Environment - voluntary agreements;

    JEL classification:

    • L50 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - General
    • K4 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior

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