Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/232497
Authors: 
El-Bialy, Nora
Fraile Aranda, Elisa
Nicklisch, Andreas
Saleh, Lamis
Voigt, Stefan
Year of Publication: 
2021
Series/Report no.: 
ILE Working Paper Series No. 48
Abstract: 
Does the experience of civil war promote in-group bias among survivors? We try to answer this question by analyzing cooperation in a prisoner's dilemma game among Syrian refugees in two host countries, Germany and Jordan. We use a between-subjects analysis to test our in-group cooperation hypothesis. We find that Syrians are more likely to cooperate when they are interacting with another Syrian participant than when they are interacting with a German or a Jordanian participant. While Syrian refugees self-report a feeling of relative welcome in the host country, punishment of cooperation norm violations by ingroup or out-group members does not differ significantly. We conclude that our results are more likely to be driven by in-group favoritism rather than out-group hostility.
Subjects: 
cooperation
in-group favoritism
refugees
experiments
JEL: 
C71
C92
D91
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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