The Competitive Advantage of Sanctioning Institutions

@article{Gurerk2006TheCA,
  title={The Competitive Advantage of Sanctioning Institutions},
  author={Özgür Gürerk and Bernd Irlenbusch and Bettina Rockenbach},
  journal={Science},
  year={2006},
  volume={312},
  pages={108 - 111}
}
Understanding the fundamental patterns and determinants of human cooperation and the maintenance of social order in human societies is a challenge across disciplines. The existing empirical evidence for the higher levels of cooperation when altruistic punishment is present versus when it is absent systematically ignores the institutional competition inherent in human societies. Whether punishment would be deliberately adopted and would similarly enhance cooperation when directly competing with… 
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