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On the economic value of repeated interactions under adverse selection

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  • Ottorino Chillemi

    () (University of Padua)

  • Benedetto Gui

    () (University of Padua)

  • Lorenzo Rocco

    () (University of Padua)

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The paper studies, in a repeated interaction setting, how the presence of cooperative agents in a heterogeneous community organized in groups, affects group efficiency and stability. The paper extends the literature by assuming that each type can profitably mimic other types. It is shown that such enlargement of profitable options prevents group stabilization in the single group case. Stabilization can be obtained with many groups, but its driver is not the efficiency gain due to the presence of cooperative individuals. Instead stabilization is the result of free riding opportunities.

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  • Ottorino Chillemi & Benedetto Gui & Lorenzo Rocco, 2005. "On the economic value of repeated interactions under adverse selection," "Marco Fanno" Working Papers 0007, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche "Marco Fanno".
  • Handle: RePEc:pad:wpaper:0007
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    • D64 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Altruism; Philanthropy; Intergenerational Transfers
    • D71 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Social Choice; Clubs; Committees; Associations
    • D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design

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