Shared rewarding overcomes defection traps in generalized volunteer's dilemmas.

Abstract

For societies to produce or safeguard public goods, costly voluntary contributions are often required. From the perspective of each individual, however, it is advantageous not to volunteer such contributions, in the hope that other individuals will carry the associated costs. This conflict can be modeled as a volunteer's dilemma. To encourage rational… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2013.06.014

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