Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/159667
Authors: 
Bigoni, Maria
Camera, Gabriele
Casari, Marco
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Quaderni - Working Paper DSE 828
Abstract: 
We study individual behavior of students and workers in an experiment where they repeatedly faced with the same cooperative task. The data show that clerical workers differ from college students in overall cooperation rates, strategies adopted, and use of punishment opportunities. Students cooperate more than workers, and cooperation increases in both subject pools when a personal punishment option is available. Students are less likely than workers to adopt strategies of unconditional defection and more likely to select strategies of conditional cooperation. Finally, students are more likely than workers to sanction uncooperative behavior with decentralized punishment and also personal punishment when available.
JEL: 
C90
C70
D80
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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