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Peer effects in public contributions: theory and experimental evidence

Coralio Ballester, Pablo Brañas-Garza and Maria Paz Espinosa

No 08/04, ThE Papers from Department of Economic Theory and Economic History of the University of Granada.

Abstract: This paper analyzes the impact of social integration on cooperative behavior. We show that if the social network shows assortative mixing then conditional cooperation is an equilibrium strategy for altruistic subjects with a high degree of social integration.We provide experimental evidence on the relationship between individuals’ position in a social network and their contributions in a public good game.

Keywords: public good game; social networks; conditional cooperation. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C72 C91 D64 H41 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 43 pages
Date: 2008-06-27
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cbe, nep-evo, nep-exp, nep-gth, nep-net, nep-pbe and nep-soc
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