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Cooperation under alternative punishment institutions : an experiment

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  • Psychology
  • Psychologie
  • Public Goods
  • Peer Punishment
  • Social Norms
  • Team Production
  • Experiments
  • Social Psychology
  • Sozialpsychologie


While peer punishment has been shown to increase group cooperation, there is open debate on how cooperative norms can emerge and on what motives drive individuals to punish. In a public good experiment we compared alternative punishment institutions and found (1) higher cooperation levels under a consensual punishment institution than under autonomous individual punishment; (2) similar cooperation levels under sequential and simultaneous punishment institutions.

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