Anger Management: Aggression and Punishment in the Provision of Public Goods.Gee, Laura Katherine.
The ability to punish free-riders can increase the provision of public goods. However, sometimes, the benefit of increased public good provision is outweighed by the costs of punishments. One reason a group may punish to the point that net welfare is reduced is that punishment can express anger about free-riding. If this is the case, then tools that regulate emotions could decrease the use of puni... read more
- Public goods.
- Free rider problem (Economics)
- Tufts University. Department of Economics.
- Tufts University. Department of Psychology.
- Permanent URL
- Original publication
- Gee, L.K.; Lyu, X.; Urry, H. Anger Management: Aggression and Punishment in the Provision of Public Goods. Games 2017, 8, 5. doi:10.3390/g8010005.