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Inequality, Coalitions and Collective Action

  • Author(s): Bardhan, Pranab
  • Singh, Nirvikar
  • et al.

In a model where cooperation is beneficial, but subject to cheating, and is supported by trigger strategy punishments in a repeated game, we explore the relationship between the nature of cooperation (size and composition of coalitions) and underlying inequality in the distribution of private productive assets.

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