Inter-Group Conflict and IntraGroup Punishment in an Experimental Contest Game

@inproceedings{Brandts2007InterGroupCA,
  title={Inter-Group Conflict and IntraGroup Punishment in an Experimental Contest Game},
  author={Jordi Brandts and Benedikt Herrmann},
  year={2007}
}
We study how conflict in a contest game is influenced by rival parties being groups and by group members being able to punish each other. Our main motivation stems from the analysis of socio-political conflict. The relevant theoretical prediction in our setting is that conflict expenditures are independent of group size and independent of whether punishment… CONTINUE READING