Title

Supporting Material for Anti-Social Punishment across Societies

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2008

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Science

Publisher

American Association for the Advancement of Science

First Page

1

Last Page

39

DOI

10.1126/science.1153808

Abstract

Our paper uses the methodology of experimental economics to study whether norms of cooperation are different across societies with various cultural and economic backgrounds. Our experimental data stems from 1120 participants in sixteen subject pools from fifteen countries with widely different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds: we have data from Asian subject pools (China and Korea), Arab societies (Oman and Saudi Arabia), English-speaking countries (Australia, USA and UK), Eastern Europe (Ukraine, Russia and Belarus), German-speaking Central Europe (Switzerland and Germany), Scandinavia (Denmark) and Southern Europe (Greece and Turkey). Our paper is therefore related to previous endeavors that try to understand cross-societal differences in controlled economic experiments.

Comments

Originally published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. PDF containing Online Supporting Materials available through remote link.