Department of Economics, UCSC
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.