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dc.contributor.authorKocher, Martin
dc.contributor.authorMartinsson, Peter
dc.contributor.authorMyrseth, Kristian Ove
dc.contributor.authorWollbrant, Conny
dc.identifier.citationKocher , M , Martinsson , P , Myrseth , K O & Wollbrant , C 2017 , ' Strong, bold, and kind : Self-control and cooperation in social dilemmas ' , Experimental Economics , vol. 20 , no. 1 , pp. 44-69 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 239809213
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84955618177
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dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0003-1147-3025/work/119628636
dc.descriptionFinancial support from the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet), from Formas through the program Human Cooperation to Manage Natural Resources (COMMONS), and the Ideenfonds of the University of Munich is gratefully acknowledged.en
dc.description.abstractWe develop a model that relates self-control to cooperation patterns in social dilemmas, and we test the model in a laboratory public goods experiment. As predicted, we find a robust association between stronger self-control and higher levels of cooperation, and the association is at its strongest when the decision maker’s risk aversion is low and the cooperation levels of others high. We interpret the pattern as evidence for the notion that individuals may experience an impulse to act in self-interest—and that cooperative behavior benefits from self-control. Free-riders differ from other contributor types only in their tendency not to have identified a self-control conflict in the first place.
dc.relation.ispartofExperimental Economicsen
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dc.subjectPublic gooden
dc.subjectHB Economic Theoryen
dc.titleStrong, bold, and kind : Self-control and cooperation in social dilemmasen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Managementen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Centre for Responsible Banking and Financeen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Economics and Financeen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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