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

  • Tibor Neugebauer

    (University Hannover)

  • Javier Perote

    (Juan Carlos University Madrid)

  • Ulrich Schmidt

    (University Hannover)

  • Malte Loos

    (University Kiel)

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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Length: 13 pages
Date of creation: 25 Mar 2005
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