Solving the second-order free rider problem in a public goods game: An experiment using a leader support system

Abstract

Punishment of non-cooperators-free riders-can lead to high cooperation in public goods games (PGG). However, second-order free riders, who do not pay punishment costs, reduce the effectiveness of punishment. Here we introduce a "leader support system," in which one group leader can freely punish group followers using capital pooled through the support of… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/srep38349

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