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The Effect of Conflict History on Cooperation Within and Between Groups: Evidence from a Laboratory Experiment

Author(s): Mgr. Ian Levely , Gonne Beekman, Stephen L. Cheung
Type: IES Working Papers
Year: 2015
Number: 16
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Published in: IES Working Papers 16/2015
Publishing place: Prague
Keywords: within- and between-group cooperation; inter-group confl ict; group identity; multi-level public good experiment; Tullock contest; other-regarding preferences
JEL codes: C92, D64, D74, H41
Suggested Citation: Beekman G., Cheung S., Levely I. (2015). “ The Effect of Conflict History on Cooperation Within and Between Groups: Evidence from a Laboratory Experiment” IES Working Paper 16/2015. IES FSV. Charles University.
Abstract: We study cooperation within and between groups in the laboratory, comparing treatments in which two groups have previously been (i) in conflict with one another, (ii) in conflict with a different group, or (iii) not previously exposed to con flict. We model conflict using an inter-group Tullock contest, and measure its effects upon cooperation using a multi-level public good game. We demonstrate that con flict increases cooperation within groups, while decreasing cooperation between groups. Moreover, we find that cooperation between groups increases in response to an increase in the effciency gains from cooperation only when the two groups have not previously interacted.
Downloadable: wp_2015_16_beekman_cheung_levely

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