Inequality, Coalitions and Collective Action
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics
University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics
UC Santa Cruz Economics Working Paper No. 570
In a model where cooperation is beneficial, but subject to cheating, and is supported by trigger strategy punishments in a repeated game, we explore the relationship between the nature of cooperation (size and composition of coalitions) and underlying inequality in the distribution of private productive assets.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 32
Keywords: inequality, self-enforcing, collective action, infrastructure
JEL Classification: C72, D30, D70, O10, P0working papers series
Date posted: July 13, 2004
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