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The Effect of Ambient Noise on Cooperation in Public Good Games

Diederich, Johannes

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Environmental stressors such as noise, pollution, extreme temperatures, or crowding can pose relevant externalities in the economy if certain conditions are met. This paper presents experimental evidence that exposure to acute ambient noise decreases cooperative behavior in a standard linear public good game.

Item Type: Working paper
Series Name: Discussion Paper Series / University of Heidelberg, Department of Economics
Volume: 0560
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2014 08:18
Date: April 2014
Number of Pages: 21
Faculties / Institutes: The Faculty of Economics and Social Studies > Alfred-Weber-Institut for Economics
Subjects: 330 Economics
Uncontrolled Keywords: private provision of public goods; environmental stress; noise
Schriftenreihe ID: Discussion Paper Series / University of Heidelberg, Department of Economics
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