Maier-Rigaud, Frank P. Martinsson, Peter Staffiero, Gianandrea
Preprints of the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods No. 2005,24
We analyze the effects of ostracism on cooperation in a linear public good experiment. Our results show that introducing ostracism increases contributions. Despite reductions in group size due to ostracism, the net effect on earnings is positive and significant.