It's Your Turn: Experiments with Three-Player Public Good Games

Yohanes E. Riyanto, Nilanjan Roy
2017 Social Science Research Network  
We report results from experiments designed to investigate the prevalence of turn-taking in three-person finitely repeated threshold public good games without communication. Individuals can each make a discrete contribution. If the number of contributors is at least equal to the threshold, a public benefit accrues to all group members. Players take turns to provide the public good each round when the endowments are homogeneous. When the turn-taking path is at odds with efficiency or under
more » ... e information of endowments, players seldom engage in taking turns. An endogenous-move protocol limits the frequency of mis-coordinated outcomes every round. JEL Classification Numbers: C72, C92, D03, D82, H41
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2910806 fatcat:k6gslgd5sjbzjl67hcelnivq7a