Leaders as role models and ‘belief managers’ in social dilemmas

  title={Leaders as role models and ‘belief managers’ in social dilemmas},
  author={Simon G{\"a}chter and Elke Renner},
We investigate the link between leadership, beliefs and pro-social behavior in social dilemmas. This link is interesting because field evidence suggests that people's behavior in domains like charitable giving, tax evasion, corporate culture and corruption is influenced by leaders (CEOs, politicians) and beliefs about others’ behavior. Our framework is a repeated experimental public goods game with and without a leader who makes a contribution to the public good before others (the followers… CONTINUE READING