Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/169440
Authors: 
Horstmann, Elaine
Blankenberg, Ann-Kathrin
Schneider, Tim
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Papers, Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research 324
Abstract: 
A lot of economic and social situations can be described as contests in which agents need to distribute scare resources. Individual behavior plays an important role within these situations, while identity strongly impacts on behavior. This paper asks how group identity impacts the provision of a public good in a contest situation with different prize sharing rules. We show that group identity significantly increases contributions. Moreover, it turns out that identity affects how subjects react to different prize sharing rules. Our findings contribute to an increased understanding of the nature of group identity and its impact on economic behavior.
Subjects: 
group identity
contest
public goods game
multi-level interaction
experiment
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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