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Ostracism and the Provision of a Public Good. Experimental Evidence

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Maier-Rigaud,  Frank P.
Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Max Planck Society;

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Maier-Rigaud, F. P., Martinsson, P., & Staffiero, G. (2005). Ostracism and the Provision of a Public Good. Experimental Evidence.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0028-6F3E-E
Abstract
We analyze the effects of ostracism on cooperation in a linear public good experiment. Our results show that introducing ostracism increases contributions. Despite reductions in group size due to ostracism, the net effect on earnings is positive and significant.