Reciprocity networks and the participation problem

Dufwenberg, Martin and Patel, Amrish (2017) Reciprocity networks and the participation problem. Games and Economic Behavior, 101. 260–272. ISSN 0899-8256

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    Reciprocity can be a powerful motivation for human behaviour. Scholars have argued that it is relevant in the context of private provision of public goods. We examine whether reciprocity can resolve the associated coordination problem. The interaction of reciprocity with cost-sharing is critical. Neither cost-sharing nor reciprocity in isolation can solve the problem, but together they have that potential. We introduce new network notions of reciprocity relations to better understand this.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: discrete public good,participation,reciprocity networks,coordination,cost-sharing
    Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
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    Depositing User: Pure Connector
    Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2016 01:13
    Last Modified: 23 Apr 2019 00:54
    DOI: 10.1016/j.geb.2015.08.006

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