Cooperation in local and global groups

Fellner, Gerlinde and Lünser, Gabriele K. (2008) Cooperation in local and global groups. Department of Economics Working Paper Series, 122. Inst. für Volkswirtschaftstheorie und -politik, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna.


Download (229kB)


Multiple group memberships are the rule rather than the exception. Locally operating groups frequently offer the advantage of providing social recognition and higher marginal benefits to the individual, whereas globally operating groups may be more beneficial from a social perspective. Within a voluntary contribution environment we experimentally investigate the tension that arises when subjects belong to a smaller local and a larger global group. When the global public good is more efficient individuals first attempt to cooperate in the global public good. However, this tendency quickly unravels and cooperation in the local public good builds up. (author´s abstract)

Item Type: Paper
Keywords: local public good / global public good / cooperation / social recognition / social interaction / experiment
Classification Codes: RVK QC 160 ; JEL C92, D71, D82, H41
Divisions: Departments > Volkswirtschaft
Depositing User: Repository Administrator
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2008 08:30
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2019 00:41


View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics