COOPERATION AND OPTIMISM IN A SOCIAL DILEMMA


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Oyediran O. A. , Rivas M. F. , Coulson M., Kernohan D.

BULLETIN OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH, vol.70, no.4, pp.335-340, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 70 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/boer.12161
  • Title of Journal : BULLETIN OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.335-340

Abstract

We examine the influence of optimism about local and foreign people on social cooperation using a public goods game. Firstly, we find that optimism fuels social cooperation, and secondly, that this positive effect holds when optimism is focused either jointly or individually.