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Dynamic Simulation Model of Common Pool Resource Cooperation Experiments

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Show simple item record Castillo, Daniel Saysel, Ali Kerem 2006-11-27T14:30:29Z 2006-11-27T14:30:29Z 2003
dc.identifier.issn 1503-4860 (print version)
dc.description.abstract We investigate the decision rules adopted by individuals in local communities, whose livelihoods depend on common pool resource stocks and who face the cooperation dilemma in their everyday life. For this purpose, field experiments are modeled and the model structure and output are confronted with experimental data and with the relevant theory of collective action proposed by Ostrom (1998). The field experiments analyze the cooperative action among coastal communities in Providence Island (Colombian Caribbean Sea). The simulation model is built according to the principles and methods of System Dynamics. The model formalizes the feedback causality among reputation, trust and reciprocity as suggested by Ostrom (1998). Moreover, based on the payoff structure used in the experiments, it considers other behavioral factors such as temptation to free ride, profit maximization, and awareness of the individuals in feedback perspective. Depending on the initial conditions and parameter values, model behavior replicates major patterns of the experimental data. It reveals path dependent characteristic to the initial trust of the individuals in the group. The variables and decision rules built into the model structure provide the basis for a dialogue between the theories of collective action and future experimental designs to test and improve such theories. en
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dc.language.iso eng en
dc.publisher The University of Bergen en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working Papers in System Dynamics en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 5/2003
dc.subject Common pool resources en
dc.subject Cooperation en
dc.subject Field experiment en
dc.subject System Dynamics en
dc.subject Modeling decision-making en
dc.title Dynamic Simulation Model of Common Pool Resource Cooperation Experiments en
dc.type Working paper eng
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200::Samfunnsgeografi: 290 no
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200::Biblioteks- og informasjonsvitenskap: 320::Informasjons- og kommunikasjonssystemer: 321 no

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