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Project Citation: 

Engl, Florian, Riedl, Arno, and Weber, Roberto. Data and Code for: Spillover effects of Institutions on Cooperative Behavior, Preferences, and Beliefs. Nashville, TN: American Economic Association [publisher], 2021. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2021-10-21.

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Summary:  View help for Summary These files contain the data and code for the journal article "Spillover Effects of Institutions on Cooperative Behavior, Preferences, and Beliefs ", American Economic Journal: Microeconomics. Most institutions are limited in scope. We study experimentally how enforcement institutions affect behavior, preferences and beliefs beyond their direct influence over the behaviors they control. Groups play two identical public good games, with cooperation institutionally enforced in one game. Institutions generally have economically significant positive spillover effects to the unregulated game. We also observe that institutions enhance conditional cooperation preferences and beliefs about others’ cooperativeness, suggesting that both factors are drivers of observed spillover effects. In additional treatments, we provide evidence for several factors, including characteristics of institutions, that enhance or limit the effectiveness and scope of spillover effects.

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Subject Terms:  View help for Subject Terms Public goods; Institutions; Spillover effect
JEL Classification:  View help for JEL Classification
      C92 Design of Experiments: Laboratory, Group Behavior
      D02 Institutions: Design, Formation, Operations, and Impact
      D72 Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
      H41 Public Goods
Data Type(s):  View help for Data Type(s) experimental data; program source code

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