Volunteer's Dilemma

@article{Diekmann1985VolunteersD,
  title={Volunteer's Dilemma},
  author={A. Diekmann},
  journal={Journal of Conflict Resolution},
  year={1985},
  volume={29},
  pages={605 - 610}
}
  • A. Diekmann
  • Published 1985
  • Economics
  • Journal of Conflict Resolution
  • A conflict game simulating social traps in which a collective good can be provided by a volunteer is discussed and some solution concepts are analyzed. There is a greater incentive for “free riding” than for the production of the collective good at the cost of the volunteer. However, if everybody defects, all players will lose. Such a result is frequently produced by “diffusion of responsibility” as described by Darley and Latané (1968). In contrast to other social traps, a dominant strategy… CONTINUE READING
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