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Conditional Punishment

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  • Kamei, Kenju

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We elicit human conditional punishment types by conducting experiments. We find that their punishment decisions to an individual are on average significantly positively proportional to other members’ punishment decisions to that individual.

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  • Kamei, Kenju, 2014. "Conditional Punishment," MPRA Paper 54031, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. repec:bla:ecinqu:v:56:y:2018:i:1:p:158-172 is not listed on IDEAS
    2. Kenju Kamei & Louis Putterman, 2018. "Reputation Transmission Without Benefit To The Reporter: A Behavioral Underpinning Of Markets In Experimental Focus," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 56(1), pages 158-172, January.
    3. repec:ebl:ecbull:eb-16-00720 is not listed on IDEAS
    4. Oliver Kirchkamp & Wladislaw Mill, 2018. "Conditional Cooperation and the Effect of Punishment," CESifo Working Paper Series 7115, CESifo Group Munich.
    5. repec:eee:pubeco:v:165:y:2018:i:c:p:1-16 is not listed on IDEAS
    6. Kenju Kamei, 2017. "Conditional Punishment in England," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 37(2), pages 837-845.

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    Keywords

    cooperation; punishment; experiments;

    JEL classification:

    • C91 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Individual Behavior
    • C92 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Group Behavior
    • D70 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - General
    • H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods

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