Abuse of power: An experimental investigation of the effects of power and transparency on centralized punishment

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Hoeft, Leonard; Mill, Wladislaw;
(2017)
  • Publisher: Bonn: Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
  • Subject: abuse | H41 | K42 | K42 - Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law | public-goods-game | designated punishment | C92 - Laboratory, Group Behavior | punishment | transparency | H41 - Public Goods | power | C92
    • ddc: ddc:330
    mesheuropmc: education

We investigate power abuse of a single punisher in a public-goods-game subject to variations in punishment power and contribution transparency. We find a high amount of abuse across all conditions. More power led to more abuse over time, while transparency could only cu... View more
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