J. Rubén González Cárdenas

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Many forest ecosystems provide multiple goods and services to both local users (e.g. firewood, water) and to other external beneficiaries (biodiversity conservation, carbon sequestration). This calls for alternative approaches in the governance of these local ecosystems. Even if local users solve the commons dilemma they face regarding the optimal provision(More)
on Preferences, and Public Choice/ESA 2000 meetings are greatly appreciated. In Colombia I must thank the field practitioners and fellows from Humboldt, WWF and Fundacion Natura who helped pre-test and conduct the experiments. Very special thanks are due Luis Abstract: This paper is about the role of poverty and inequality on communities trying to solve(More)
The CAPRi Program is one of several Inter-Center Initiatives of the CGIAR and aims to promote comparative research on the role played by property and collective action institutions in shaping the efficiency, sustainability, and equity components of natural resource systems. CAPRi Working Papers contain preliminary material and research results, and are(More)
Most common-pool resource experiments, inspired by the groundbreaking work of Ostrom, Gardner and Walker (1994), involve a typical structure of a static non-linear social dilemma with a rival but non-excludable good that is extracted by a number of players. However there are specific ecological features of relevant common-pool resources that can be(More)
In this article we compare cooperation among Colombian and Swedish children aged 9-12. We illustrate the dynamics of the prisoner's dilemma in a new task that is easily understood by children and performed during a physical education class. We find no robust evidence of a difference in cooperation between Colombia and Sweden overall. However, Colombian(More)
Lamba and Mace's critique (1) of our research (2–4) is based on incorrect claims about our experiments and several misunderstandings of the theory underpinning our efforts. Their findings are consistent with our previous work and lead to no unique conclusions. Lambda and Mace (1) incorrectly claimed that we " mostly " sampled from single communities within(More)
Circasia and Filandia (Colombia) that opened their doors for us during 1998 and 1999 and allowed us to learn from their experience and knowledge about solving commons dilemmas from the bottom-up. I must also thank the field practitioners and fellows from Humboldt, WWF and Fundacion Natura who helped pre-test and conduct the experiments. Very special thanks(More)