Are People Conditionally Cooperative? Evidence from a Public Goods Experiment
22 Pages Posted: 6 Jan 2000
We study the importance of conditional cooperation in a one-shot public goods game by using a variant of the strategy-method. We find that a third of the subjects can be classified as free riders, whereas 50 percent are conditional cooperators.
Keywords: voluntary contributions, conditional cooperation, reciprocity, free riding, strategy-method, experiments
JEL Classification: H41, D64, D74, C91
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