Field Experiments on Cooperation Behavior

This dissertation contains, next to an introductory chapter, four single essays. These essays investigate if and how people cooperate with each other. Three of the essays are based on economic field experiments conducted in the Kavango area in Northern Namibia as part of the SASSCAL research project...

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Main Author: Hönow, Nils Christian
Contributors: Kirk, Michael (Prof. Dr.) (Thesis advisor)
Format: Dissertation
Language:English
Published: Philipps-Universität Marburg 2020
Wirtschaftswissenschaften
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Summary:This dissertation contains, next to an introductory chapter, four single essays. These essays investigate if and how people cooperate with each other. Three of the essays are based on economic field experiments conducted in the Kavango area in Northern Namibia as part of the SASSCAL research project. The research background is the sustainable use of natural resources. In particular, forest areas in the research region are being cleared in order to be converted into agriculturally used land, which does, in the long run, result in negative externalities on both, local and global scale. The principal questions that this thesis investigates are how scarcity affects resource use behavior, how external (monetary) incentives may be suitable as regulative measures and if simple communication between involved parties already results in more positive outcomes.
Physical Description:239 Pages
DOI:https://doi.org/10.17192/z2021.0224