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Do Economists Punish Less?

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Do Economists Punish Less? / Kaiser, Jonas Pilgaard ; Pedersen, Kasper Selmar; Koch, Alexander.

In: Games, Vol. 9, No. 4, 75, 30.09.2018.

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Harvard

Kaiser, JP, Pedersen, KS & Koch, A 2018, 'Do Economists Punish Less?', Games, vol. 9, no. 4, 75.

APA

Kaiser, J. P., Pedersen, K. S., & Koch, A. (2018). Do Economists Punish Less? Games, 9(4), [75].

CBE

Kaiser JP, Pedersen KS, Koch A. 2018. Do Economists Punish Less?. Games. 9(4).

MLA

Kaiser, Jonas Pilgaard , Kasper Selmar Pedersen, and Alexander Koch. "Do Economists Punish Less?". Games. 2018. 9(4).

Vancouver

Kaiser JP, Pedersen KS, Koch A. Do Economists Punish Less? Games. 2018 Sep 30;9(4). 75.

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Kaiser, Jonas Pilgaard ; Pedersen, Kasper Selmar ; Koch, Alexander. / Do Economists Punish Less?. In: Games. 2018 ; Vol. 9, No. 4.

Bibtex

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abstract = "A number of studies discuss whether and how economists differ from other disciplines in the amount that they contribute to public goods. We view this debate as incomplete because it neglects the willingness to sanction non-cooperative behavior, which is crucial for maintaining social order and for sustaining the provision of public goods. We study the decision whether to engage in costly punishment of a free rider in a survey-based experiment with 1423 students from seven study areas in the social sciences, as well as medicine at Aarhus University, Denmark. Using a dictator game and a social dilemma game, that captures essential features of the public goods game, we replicate previous findings that economics students give significantly less than students from other disciplines. However, when subjects decide whether or not to punish a free rider, we find that economics students are just as likely to punish as students from other disciplines.",
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