Combining Monetary and Social Sanctions to Promote Cooperation

12 Pages Posted: 5 Jun 2006

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Charles N. Noussair

Tilburg University

Steven James Tucker

University of Waikato Management School - Economics

Abstract

We employ an experimental approach to consider the impact of a combination of formal and informal sanctions on contribution levels for a specific type of public good. We find that when both sanctions are available, contributions and overall welfare are higher than when only one of the two sanctioning systems is available. The availability of an array of sanctions of varying severity appears to enhance welfare. (JEL C92)

Suggested Citation

Noussair, Charles N. and Tucker, Steven James, Combining Monetary and Social Sanctions to Promote Cooperation. Economic Inquiry, Vol. 43, Issue 3, pp. 649-660, 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=906259

Charles N. Noussair (Contact Author)

Tilburg University ( email )

P.O. Box 90153
Tilburg, DC Noord-Brabant 5000 LE
Netherlands

Steven James Tucker

University of Waikato Management School - Economics ( email )

Hamilton
New Zealand

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