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COOPERATION AND OPTIMISM IN A SOCIAL DILEMMA

Olusegun A. Oyediran, M. Fernanda Rivas, Mark Coulson and David Kernohan

Bulletin of Economic Research, 2018, vol. 70, issue 4, 335-340

Abstract: We examine the influence of optimism about local and foreign people on social cooperation using a public goods game. Firstly, we find that optimism fuels social cooperation, and secondly, that this positive effect holds when optimism is focused either jointly or individually.

Date: 2018
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