Soc Choice Welf https://doi.org/10.1007/s00355-018-1133-5 ORIGINAL PAPER Does decentralization of decisions increase the stability of large groups? 1 2 3 Tjaša Bjedov · Simon Lapointe · Thierry Madiès · 4,5 Marie Claire Villeval Received: 22 May 2017 / Accepted: 22 May 2018 © Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract Using a laboratory experiment with nested local and global public goods, we analyze the stability of global groups when individuals have the option to separate, according to the degree of decentralization of decision-making. We show that increas- ing the number of decisions made at the local level within a smaller group reduces the likelihood that individuals vote in favor of a conﬁguration that includes no global good for interacting only within their local group. Voting for such a conﬁguration is more likely when global group members are less cooperative and local group members are more cooperative. Reinforcing local group identity has no impact on votes. B Simon Lapointe simon.lapointe@vatt.ﬁ Tjaša Bjedov email@example.com Thierry Madiès firstname.lastname@example.org Marie Claire Villeval email@example.com Swiss Distance Learning University, Ueberlandstrasse 12, 3900 Brig, Switzerland VATT Institute for Economic Research, Arkadiankatu 7, 00100 Helsinki, Finland University of Fribourg, Bd. de Pérolles 90, 1700 Fribourg, Switzerland
Social Choice and Welfare – Springer Journals
Published: May 28, 2018
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