|Kocher, Martin G. and Martinsson, Peter and Myrseth, Kristian Ove R. and Wollbrant, Conny (2012): Strong, Bold, and Kind: Self-Control and Cooperation in Social Dilemmas. Discussion Papers in Economics 2012-3|
We develop a model relating self-control, risk preferences and conflict identification to cooperation patterns in social dilemmas. We subject our model to data from an experimental public goods game and a risk experiment, and we measure conflict identification and self-control. As predicted, we find a robust association between self-control and higher levels of cooperation, and the association is weaker for more risk-averse individuals. Free riders differ from other contributor types only in their tendency not to have identified a self-control conflict in the first place. Our model accounts for the data at least as well as do other models.
|Item Type:||Paper (Discussion Paper)|
|Keywords:||self-control, cooperation, public good, risk, experiment|
Economics > Discussion Papers in Economics
|Subjects:||300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology and anthropology|
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
|JEL Classification:||C91, D03, H40|
|Deposited On:||25. Jan 2012 11:06|
|Last Modified:||25. May 2012 11:18|
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