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Ostracism and the Provision of a Public Good, Experimental Evidence

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  • Frank P. Maier-Rigaud

    (Max Planck Institute for Research on Common Goods and Department of Economics, University of Bonn)

  • Peter Martinsson

    (Department of Economics, Göteborg University)

  • Gianandrea Staffiero

    (IESE Business School, University of Navarra)

Abstract

We analyze the effects of ostracism on cooperation in a linear public good experiment. Our results show that introducing ostracism increases contributions. Despite reductions in group size due to ostracism, the net effect on earnings is positive and significant.

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  • Frank P. Maier-Rigaud & Peter Martinsson & Gianandrea Staffiero, 2005. "Ostracism and the Provision of a Public Good, Experimental Evidence," Discussion Paper Series of the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods 2005_24, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods.
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    Experiment; Public Good; Ostracism;
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    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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