Valerio Capraro

Middlesex University

Sr. Lecturer in Economics

The Burroughs

London, NW4 4BT

United Kingdom

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1.

Do the Right Thing: Experimental Evidence that Preferences for Moral Behavior, Rather Than Equity or Efficiency per se, Drive Human Prosociality

Forthcoming in Judgment and Decision Making
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 10 May 2017 Last Revised: 12 Jan 2018
Valerio Capraro and David G. Rand
Middlesex University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Downloads 562 (52,336)
Citation 19

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Cooperation, Altruism, Prosocial Behavior, Moral Behavior, Social Preferences

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Gender Differences in Lying in Sender-Receiver Games: A Meta-Analysis

Judgment and Decision Making, 13, 345-355, July 2018
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 11 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2018
Valerio Capraro
Middlesex University
Downloads 484 (63,205)
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lying, honesty, deception, gender differences, sex differences

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Social Heuristics and Social Roles: Intuition Favors Altruism for Women But Not for Men

Forthcoming in Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 21 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 29 Jan 2016
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Yale School of Management, University of Oxford, Middlesex University and Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI)
Downloads 405 (78,358)
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dual process, altruism, dictator game, prosociality, gender, sex differences

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The Dual-Process Approach to Human Sociality: A Review

Number of pages: 153 Posted: 27 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 04 Nov 2019
Valerio Capraro
Middlesex University
Downloads 309 (106,453)
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dual-process, pro-sociality, cooperation, altruism, honesty, reciprocity, moral judgments

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People Making Deontological Judgments in the Trapdoor Dilemma Are Perceived to Be More Prosocial in Economic Games Than They Actually Are

PLoS ONE, 13, e0205066
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 25 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 30 Oct 2018
Middlesex University, University of Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, Ecole Centrale Marseille, University of Amsterdam, Ecole Centrale Marseille and University of Amsterdam
Downloads 298 (110,803)
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deontology, consequentialism, altruism, trustworthiness, prosociality, moral dilemmas, economic games

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Gender Differences in Altruism on Mechanical Turk: Expectations and Actual Behaviour

Economics Letters, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 17 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 20 May 2018
Pablo Brañas-Garza, Valerio Capraro and Ericka Rascon
Universidad Loyola Andalucia, Middlesex University and Middlesex University - Economics Department
Downloads 269 (123,423)
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dictator game, gender differences, expectations, altruistic behavior

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Increasing Altruistic and Cooperative Behaviour with Simple Moral Nudges

Forthcoming in Scientific Reports
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 04 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 13 Jul 2019
Middlesex University, University of Stuttgart, University of Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam and University of Amsterdam
Downloads 210 (157,574)
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cooperation, altruism, nudges, behavioral economics, charity donations

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Does Telling White Lies Signal Pro-Social Preferences?

Judgment and Decision Making 10, 538-548 (2015)
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 13 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2015
University of Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam and Middlesex University
Downloads 206 (160,477)
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lying-aversion, white lies, cooperation, altruism, pro-sociality, moral dilemmas

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A Model of Human Cooperation in Social Dilemmas

PLoS ONE 8(8): e72427. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0072427
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 06 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 20 Jul 2014
Valerio Capraro
Middlesex University
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Cooperation, Social Dilemmas, Prisoner's dilemma, Public good, Traveler's dilemma, Tragedy of the Commons

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Does the Truth Come Naturally? Time Pressure Increases Honesty in one-shot Deception Games

Economics Letters, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 17 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2017
Valerio Capraro
Middlesex University
Downloads 180 (181,526)
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lying aversion, honesty, time pressure, cognitive reflection, deception game

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Social Setting, Intuition, and Experience in Laboratory Experiments Interact to Shape Cooperative Decision-Making

Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 282, 20150237 (2015)
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 03 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2015
Valerio Capraro and Giorgia Cococcioni
Middlesex University and Luiss Guido Carli University - Department of Political Science
Downloads 179 (182,446)
Citation 11

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cooperation, dual process, learning, prisoner's dilemma

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Heuristics Guide the Implementation of Social Preferences in One-Shot Prisoner’s Dilemma Experiments

Forthcoming in Scientific Reports
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 28 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 23 Apr 2015
Valerio Capraro, Jillian Jordan and David G. Rand
Middlesex University, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Downloads 154 (207,457)
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cooperation, prisoner's dilemma, fairness, inequity aversion, prosociality

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Push, Don't Nudge: Behavioral Spillovers and Policy Instruments

Economics Letters, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 20 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 25 Feb 2017
Giovanna D'Adda, Valerio Capraro and Massimo Tavoni
University of Milan - Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods (DEMM), Middlesex University and Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)
Downloads 149 (213,268)
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default, social norms, rebates, minimum donation rule, fairness, cooperation, spillover effects

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Cooperative Equilibria in Iterated Social Dilemmas

In: Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Algorithmic Game Theory, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 8146 (2013) pp. 146-158.
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 24 May 2013 Last Revised: 31 Mar 2014
Middlesex University, University of Southampton, University of Southampton and University of Southampton
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Cooperation, Cooperative Equilibrium, Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma, Iterated Traveler's Dilemma, Iterated Public Goods Game

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The Power of Moral Words: Loaded Language Generates Framing Effects in the Extreme Dictator Game

Forthcoming in Judgment and Decision Making
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 13 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 05 Apr 2019
Valerio Capraro and Andrea Vanzo
Middlesex University and Heriot-Watt University
Downloads 144 (219,229)
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framing effect, moral preferences, dictator game, moral judgment

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Translucent Players: Explaining Cooperative Behavior in Social Dilemmas

Proceedings of the 15th conference on Theoretical Aspects of Rationality and Knowledge, 2015
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 14 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 22 Feb 2018
Valerio Capraro and Joseph Y. Halpern
Middlesex University and Cornell University - Department of Computer Science
Downloads 138 (226,821)
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game theory, solution concept, social dilemmas, cooperation, Prisoner's dilemma, Public Goods game

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Gender Differences in Moral Judgment and the Evaluation of Gender-Specified Moral Agents

Forthcoming in Cognitive Processing
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 31 May 2017
Valerio Capraro and Jonathan Sippel
Middlesex University and University of Amsterdam
Downloads 114 (262,018)
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Gender Differences, Morality, Deontology, Consequentialism, Practical Imperative

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Push, Don't Nudge: Behavioral Spillovers and Policy Instruments

Economics Letters, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 18 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 25 Feb 2017
Giovanna D'Adda, Valerio Capraro and Massimo Tavoni
University of Milan - Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods (DEMM), Middlesex University and Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)
Downloads 109 (270,551)
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default, social norms, rebates, minimum donation rule, fairness, cooperation, spillover effects

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Time Pressure and Honesty in a Deception Game

Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 17 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 23 Jan 2019
Valerio Capraro, Jonathan Schulz and David G. Rand
Middlesex University, George Mason University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Downloads 108 (272,288)
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honesty, deception, intuition, deliberation, sender-receiver

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Do Good Actions Inspire Good Actions in Others?

Scientific Reports 4, 7470 (2014)
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 18 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 28 Jan 2015
Valerio Capraro and Alessandra Marcelletti
Middlesex University and University of Rome Tor Vergata - Faculty of Economics
Downloads 105 (277,658)
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altruism, cooperation, pro-sociality, Prisoner's dilemma, Dictator game

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Doing Good vs. Avoiding Bad in Prosocial Choice: A Refined Test and Extension of the Morality Preference Hypothesis

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 21 May 2018 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2018
Ben Tappin and Valerio Capraro
Royal Holloway, University of London and Middlesex University
Downloads 92 (302,768)
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prosociality, social preferences, moral preferences, good, bad

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On the Heterogeneity of People’s (Dis)honest Behavior Along Two Dimensions: Cost of Lying and Cost of Acquiring Information

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 02 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 04 Aug 2019
Helene Barcelo and Valerio Capraro
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and Middlesex University
Downloads 91 (304,811)
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honesty, deception, lying, response time, time pressure

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Deliberation Favours Social Efficiency by Making People Disregard Their Relative Shares: Evidence from US and India

Forthcoming, Royal Society Open Science
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 26 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 16 Jan 2017
Middlesex University, Chapman University - Economic Science Institute, University of Granada and Université de Bourgogne - Burgundy School of Business
Downloads 88 (311,374)
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Group Size Effect on Cooperation in One-Shot Social Dilemmas

Scientific Reports 5, 7937 (2015)
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 15 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 28 Jan 2015
Helene Barcelo and Valerio Capraro
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and Middlesex University
Downloads 85 (318,170)
Citation 9

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cooperation, public goods game, voluntary contribution, prisoner's dilemma, solution concepts, noncooperative game theory

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The Emergence of Hyper-Altruistic Behaviour in Conflictual Situations

Scientific Reports 4, 9916.
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 07 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 30 May 2015
Valerio Capraro
Middlesex University
Downloads 79 (332,326)
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conflict, altruism, gender differences, human behaviour

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To Know or Not to Know? Looking at Payoffs Signals Selfish Behavior, But It Does Not Actually Mean So

Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 24 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2016
Valerio Capraro and Jotte Kuilder
Middlesex University and University of Amsterdam
Downloads 69 (358,676)
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helping, altruism, help without looking, envelope game, perception gap, Dictator Game

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Group Size Effects and Critical Mass in Public Goods Games

Forthcoming in Scientific Reports
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 09 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 20 Mar 2019
María Pereda, Valerio Capraro and Anxo Sánchez
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Middlesex University and Departamento de Matemáticas, Universidad Carlos III, Leganés (Madrid)
Downloads 65 (370,126)

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cooperation, group size, public good, critical mass

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Benevolent Characteristics Promote Cooperative Behaviour among Humans

PLoS ONE 9(8): e102881
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 09 May 2014 Last Revised: 18 Sep 2014
Valerio Capraro, Conor Smyth, Kalliopi Mylona and Graham Niblo
Middlesex University, University of Southampton - School of Mathematics, University of Southampton - School of Mathematics and University of Southampton - School of Mathematics
Downloads 63 (376,146)
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cooperation, prosocial behaviour, benevolence, altruism, inequity aversion

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Partner Selection Supported by Opaque Reputation Promotes Cooperative Behavior

Judgment and Decision Making, Vol. 11, No. 6, November 2016, pp. 589-600
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 08 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 19 Feb 2018
Middlesex University, Italian National Research Council (CNR) - Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC), Italian National Research Council (CNR) - Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC) and Italian National Research Council (CNR) - Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC)
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reputation, partner selection, cooperation, prisoner's dilemma, online transactions

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Priming Intuition Disfavors Instrumental Harm But Not Impartial Beneficence

Forthcoming in Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 16 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 18 Apr 2019
Valerio Capraro, Jim Everett and Brian Earp
Middlesex University, University of Oxford and University of Oxford
Downloads 60 (385,374)
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utilitarianism, deontology, dual process, intuition, deliberation, instrumental harm, impartial beneficence

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Group Size Effect on Cooperation in One-Shot Social Dilemmas II. Curvilinear Effect

Forthcoming in PLoS ONE
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 21 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2015
Valerio Capraro and Helene Barcelo
Middlesex University and Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI)
Downloads 59 (388,577)
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cooperation, group size effect, behavioural game theory

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Social Versus Moral Preferences in the Ultimatum Game: A Theoretical Model and an Experiment

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 19 Apr 2018
Valerio Capraro
Middlesex University
Downloads 58 (391,792)
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Ultimatum Game, Social Preferences, Moral Preferences, Inequity Aversion, Self-Interest

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‘Do the Right Thing’ for Whom? An Experiment on Ingroup Favouritism, Group Assorting and Moral Suasion

Forthcoming in Judgment and Decision Making
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 25 Nov 2019 Last Revised: 29 Feb 2020
Università degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE) - Dipartimento di Economia Marco Biagi di Modena, University of Florence - Department of Economics and Management, Middlesex University, IMT Institute for Advanced Studies, Students and University of Alicante, Department of Economics
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moral suasion, ingroup favouritism, dictator game, moral preferences

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The Effect of Social Information in the Dictator Game with a Taking Option

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 01 Aug 2019 Last Revised: 15 Oct 2019
Tanya O'Garra, Valerio Capraro and Praveen Kujal
Economics Department, Middlesex University, Middlesex University and Middlesex University
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dictator game, social information, anti-social information, conformism, anti-conformism

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Women Are Slightly More Cooperative than Men (in One-Shot Prisoner’s Dilemma Games Played Online)

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 06 Jun 2018
Valerio Capraro
Middlesex University
Downloads 30 (504,610)

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gender differences, cooperation, sex differences, prisoner’s dilemma

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Preferences for Efficiency, Rather Than Preferences for Morality, Drive Cooperation in the One-Shot Stag-Hunt Game

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 12 Aug 2019
Middlesex University, University of Granada - Campus La Cartuja and University of Granada
Downloads 27 (520,723)

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morality, cooperation, efficiency, risky choices, stag-hunt game.

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Gender Differences in the Equity-Efficiency Trade-Off

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 02 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 05 Jun 2019
Valerio Capraro
Middlesex University
Downloads 24 (544,577)
Citation 1

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gender differences, equity, efficiency, social preferences, behavioural economics

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Low Cognitive Reflection Predicts Honesty for Men But Not for Women

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 02 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 30 Oct 2018
Valerio Capraro and Niko Peltola
Middlesex University and Middlesex University
Downloads 23 (544,577)
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honesty, intuition, deliberation, sex differences

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Grand Challenges in Social Physics: In Pursuit of Moral Behavior

Frontiers in Physics 6, 107 (2018)
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 03 Nov 2018 Last Revised: 07 Aug 2019
Valerio Capraro and Matjaz Perc
Middlesex University and Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Maribor
Downloads 19 (569,652)

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cooperation, morality, statistical physics, phase transition

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The Evolution of Lying in Well-Mixed Populations

Journal of the Royal Society Interface 16, 20190211 (2019)
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 05 Aug 2019 Last Revised: 07 Aug 2019
Valerio Capraro, Matjaz Perc and Daniele Vilone
Middlesex University, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Maribor and Italian National Research Council (CNR) - Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC)
Downloads 18 (576,062)

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lying, dishonesty, honesty, evolution, statistical physics, Monte Carlo method

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Hierarchical Invasion of Cooperation in Complex Networks

Forthcoming in the Journal of Physics Communications
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 26 Jan 2018
Daniele Vilone, Valerio Capraro and Jose J. Ramasco
Italian National Research Council (CNR) - Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC), Middlesex University and Instituto de Fisica Interdisciplinar y Sistemas Complejos IFISC (CSIC-UIB)
Downloads 18 (576,062)

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cooperation, networks, invasion

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Rethinking Spontaneous Giving: Extreme Time Pressure and Ego-Depletion Favor Self-Regarding Reactions

Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 27219, 2016
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 15 Jun 2016
Valerio Capraro and Giorgia Cococcioni
Middlesex University and Luiss Guido Carli University - Department of Political Science
Downloads 17 (582,486)

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Human behaviour, Social behaviour

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Existence of Equilibria in Countable Games: An Algebraic Approach

Games and Economic Behavior, Vol. 79, 2013
Posted: 15 Jul 2013
Valerio Capraro and Marco Scarsini
Middlesex University and LUISS, Dipartimento di Economia e Finanza

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Amenable groups, Infinite games, Existence of equilibria, Invariant means, Waldʼs game