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Data: Reward and Punishment in a Team Contest

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Heine, Dr. F.A. (Tilburg University); Strobel, Dr. M.A. (Maastricht University) (): Data: Reward and Punishment in a Team Contest. DANS. https://doi.org/10.17026/dans-zmp-8vyv

2014-07-01 Heine, Dr. F.A. (Tilburg University); Strobel, Dr. M.A. (Maastricht University) 10.17026/dans-zmp-8vyv

This is the database for the article Reward and Punishment in a Team Contest. A team contest entails both public good characteristics within the teams as well as a contest across teams. In an experimental study, we analyse behaviour in such a team contest when allowing to punish or to reward other team members. Moreover, we compare two types of contest environment: One in which two teams compete for a prize and another one in which we switch off the between-group element of the contest. We find that reward giving, as opposed to punishing, induces higher contributions to the team contest. Furthermore, expenditures on rewarding other co-players are significantly higher than those for punishing.