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Religion and cooperation in a public goods experiment

Lisa Anderson and Jennifer Mellor ()

Economics Letters, 2009, vol. 105, issue 1, 58-60

Abstract: We test whether religion affects adult subjects' decisions in a repeated public goods experiment. Contribution levels are not influenced by religious affiliation or participation. However, the decline with repetition is smaller among religious subjects, suggesting that religion may sustain cooperation.

Keywords: Religion; Public; goods; experiment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009
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