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Abstract: This paper reports experiment results of a 3x2 Voluntary Contribution Mechanism (VCM) game with punishment played in partner-matching groups. The first dimension is groups' aggressiveness levels (homogeneous high, homogeneous low, and heterogeneous aggressive groups) and the second dimension is treatments with or without emotion regulation. We ask two questions: whether emotion regulation ... read morecan increase people's punishment efficiency and increase group welfare; and how it takes effects in groups of different aggressiveness levels. We find that emotion regulation reduces punishments and increases groups' emotional and monetary welfares for all types of groups. We also find that people of different aggressiveness types contribute differently.
Thesis (M.S.)--Tufts University, 2016.
Submitted to the Dept. of Economics.
Advisor: Laura Gee.
Committee: Heather Urry, and David Garman.
Keywords: Economics, and Behavioral sciences.read less