Juan-Camilo 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)
Most common-pool resource experiments, inspired by the ground-breaking work of Ostrom, Gardner and Walker (1994), involve a typical structure of a static non-linear social dilemma with a rival but nonexcludable good that is extracted by a number of players. However there are specific ecological features of relevant common-pool resources that can be(More)
Experimental research has enhanced the knowledge acquired from theoretical and field sources of when and how groups can solve the problem of collective action through self-governing mechanisms. Widespread agreement exists that cooperation can happen, but little agreement as to how. As a first step, we propose that individuals may use three layers of(More)
Special thanks to John Stranlund and Jeff Carpenter, at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and to Elinor Ostrom and James Walker at Indiana University at different stages of this research. Comments by discussants at the Workshop’s Colloquia (Indiana University), MacArthur Network on Preferences, and Public Choice/ESA 2000 meetings are greatly(More)
We explore gender differences in preferences for competition and risk among children aged 912 in Colombia and Sweden, two countries differing in gender equality according to macro indices. We include four types of tasks that vary in gender stereotyping when looking at competitiveness: running, skipping rope, math and word search. We find that boys and girls(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)
a School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA b Center for the Study of Institutional Diversity, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA c School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA d CIRAD-GREEN, Montpellier, France e Facultad de Economia, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia f Facultad de(More)