Image Database Export Citations


Trust in Private and Common Property Experiments

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Cox, James C. en_US
dc.contributor.author Ostrom, Elinor en_US
dc.contributor.author Walker, James M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T15:14:45Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T15:14:45Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007-11-05 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007-11-05 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/4254
dc.description.abstract "We report the results from a series of experiments designed to investigate behavior in two settings that are frequently posited in the policy literature as generating different outcomes: private property and common property. The experimental settings closely parallel earlier experimental studies of the investment or trust game. The primary research question relates to the effect of the initial allocation of property rights on the level of trust that subjects will extend to others with whom they are linked. We find that initial endowments as common property lead to marginally greater cooperation or trust than when the initial endowment is fully owned by the first player as private property. Subjects' decisions are also shown to be correlated with attitudes toward trust and fairness measured in post-experiment questionnaires." en_US
dc.subject common pool resources en_US
dc.subject public--private en_US
dc.subject property rights en_US
dc.title Trust in Private and Common Property Experiments en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.submitter.email efcastle@indiana.edu en_US

Files in this item

Files Size Format View
W07-17.pdf 153.8Kb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following document type(s)

Show simple item record