ICES Experimental Economics Brown Bag Lecture

Can Mere Anticipation Push Group Trust Boundary? An Experimental Study on Parochial Altruism

Thursday, April 15, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Online Location, Zoom Meeting

The Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science (ICES) presents an ICES Brown Bag Lecture featuring:

Yi Tian

George Mason University

Can Mere Anticipation Push Group Trust Boundary? An Experimental Study on Parochial Altruism

 

Please contact ICES Office Manager (sbahabib@gmu.edu) for Zoom link.

 

Abstract

Parochial altruism, defined as behaving aggressively against the out-group and cooperatively towards the in-group, is a commonly observed phenomenon. Previous experimental studies pointed out that some potential mechanisms triggering parochial altruism, including cooperation during cultural group formation, resources differential among individual, etc. This paper aims at touching on the topic by injecting an anticipating interaction between the in-group member and the out-group member.

 

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