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  Selfish punishers – An experimental investigation of designated punishment behavior in public goods

Hoeft, L., & Mill, W. (2017). Selfish punishers – An experimental investigation of designated punishment behavior in public goods. Economics Letters, 157, 41-44.

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Hoeft, Leonard1, Author              
Mill, Wladislaw, Author
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1Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Max Planck Society, ou_2173688              

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Free keywords: Punishment, Public Good, Experiment, Selfish
 JEL: H41 - Public Goods
 JEL: C92 - Laboratory, Group Behavior
 JEL: K42 - Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law
 Abstract: We show that a second-party punisher forces his peers to contribute to a public good while contributing significantly less himself. This effect increased over time and casts doubt on the prevalent prosocial interpretation of (designated) punishment behavior.

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 Dates: 2017-052017
 Publication Status: Published in print
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Title: Economics Letters
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Pages: - Volume / Issue: 157 Sequence Number: - Start / End Page: 41 - 44 Identifier: DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2017.05.022