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Wei Hu and Nicolas Treich
 
''Intergroup Conflict with Intragroup Altruism''
( 2018, Vol. 38 No.2 )
 
 
In this paper, we consider an intergroup contest game with intragroup altruism. We show that more altruism within a group increases conflict intensity by increasing total groups' efforts. Moreover, we show that, unlike the celebrated Olson's group size paradox, group size increases the probability of winning the contest provided that intragroup altruism is high enough.
 
 
Keywords: Altruism, Contest, Conflict, Group size paradox.
JEL: D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making: General
C7 - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory:General
 
Manuscript Received : Jan 03 2018 Manuscript Accepted : Apr 15 2018

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