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Volunteering under population uncertainty / Adrian Hillenbrand/Fabian Winter
VerfasserHillenbrand, Adrian ; Winter, Fabian
ErschienenBonn : Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, July 2017
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SeriePreprints of the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods ; 2017,12
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-139007 
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There is ample evidence that the number of players can have an important impact on the cooperation and coordination behavior of people facing social dilemmas. With extremely few exceptions, the literature on coop- eration assumes common knowledge about who is a player and how many players are involved in a certain situation. In this paper, we argue that this assumption is overly restrictive, and not even very common in real- world cooperation problems. We show theoretically and experimentally that uncertainty about the number of players in a Volunteer's Dilemma increases cooperation compared to a situation with a certain number of players. We identify additional behavioral mechanisms amplifying and impairing the e ect.