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Self-enforcing Norms and the Efficient Non-cooperative Organization of Clans

  • Kai A. Konrad

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  • Wolfgang Leininger

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We study how norms can solve distributional conflict inside a clan and the efficient coordination of collective action in a conflict with an external enemy.We characterize a fully non-cooperative equilibrium in a finite game in which a self-enforcing norm coordinates the members on efficient collective action and on a peaceful distribution of the returns of collective action.

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Paper provided by Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universität Dortmund, Universität Duisburg-Essen in its series Ruhr Economic Papers with number 0016.

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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2007
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