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Selfish-biased conditional cooperation: On the decline of contributions in repeated public goods experiments

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  • Tibor Neugebauer

    (University Hannover)

  • Javier Perote

    (Juan Carlos University Madrid)

  • Ulrich Schmidt

    (University Hannover)

  • Malte Loos

    (University Kiel)

Abstract

The recent literature suggests that people have social preferences with a self-serving bias. Our data analysis reveals that the stylized fact of declining cooperation in repeated public goods experiments results from this bias and adaptation.

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  • Tibor Neugebauer & Javier Perote & Ulrich Schmidt & Malte Loos, 2005. "Selfish-biased conditional cooperation: On the decline of contributions in repeated public goods experiments," Experimental 0503009, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpex:0503009
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    Keywords

    experimental economics; information feedback; public goods; voluntary contributions; conditional cooperation;
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    JEL classification:

    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
    • C92 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Group Behavior
    • H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods

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