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Virtual Commons Application for Social-Ecological Boundary Effect Experiment

Development, documentation and deployment of VCweb software for experimental web research to test whether in-group favoritism can support sustainable resource use? The hypothesis is that social awareness of neighboring groups may increase awareness of ones own ecological state, and thus increase the chances for the evolution of sustainable resource use norms when those groups are isolated in ecological and economic domains, but not when they are ecologically and economically integrated.

Products

Virtual Commons Website

Project Period: 2010-2014

 

Marco Janssen
Principal investigator
Arizona State University, School of Sustainability
Allen Lee
Collaborator
Arizona State University, Center for Behavior, Institutions and the Environment
Timothy M. Waring
Co-Principal investigators
University of Maine, School of Economics