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The role of frames, numbers and risk in the frequency of cooperation

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dc.contributor.author Bosch, Antoni (Bosch-Domènech)
dc.contributor.author Silvestre, Joaquim
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament d'Economia i Empresa
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-26T10:50:34Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-26T10:50:34Z
dc.date.issued 2015-12-01
dc.identifier https://econ-papers.upf.edu/ca/paper.php?id=1501
dc.identifier.citation International Review of Economics, February 2017, p. 1-23
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/25543
dc.description.abstract We report on a simple experiment that addresses three factors in the frequency of cooperation: (i) framing, (ii) the number of players and (iii) the perceived risk of cooperating. We work with a (two-player) Prisoner s Dilemma and with a three-player, two-strategy Public Good Game. These themes have been separately studied by a large number of experimental papers, using diverse methodologies. Our experiment targets them in a common, clear-cut framework. We find three strong effects (a) Framing; (b) The number of players (there is less cooperation in the three-person games that in the two-person ones); (c) The neutralization of risk (about 50% of participants cooperate when risk is neutralized). Both (a) and (c) go in the expected direction but, in all three cases, the strength of the effect is surprising.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries Economics and Business Working Papers Series; 1501
dc.rights L'accés als continguts d'aquest document queda condicionat a l'acceptació de les condicions d'ús establertes per la següent llicència Creative Commons
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dc.title The role of frames, numbers and risk in the frequency of cooperation
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper
dc.date.modified 2017-07-23T02:17:15Z
dc.subject.keyword cooperation
dc.subject.keyword framing
dc.subject.keyword prisoner's dilemma
dc.subject.keyword risk
dc.subject.keyword public good game
dc.subject.keyword voluntary contribution game.
dc.subject.keyword Behavioral and Experimental Economics
dc.subject.keyword Microeconomics
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