Experimental participants are more likely to follow an arbitrary rule the more others in their<br/>reference group do so as well. The effect is most pronounced for individuals who follow few rules<br/>when not knowing others’ behavior. Unlike what is observed for conditional cooperation,<br/>learning that only few others follow a rule does not reduce rule following.

doi.org/10.1016/j.joep.2021.102384, hdl.handle.net/1765/136247
Journal of Economic Psychology
Erasmus School of Law

PTM (Pieter) Desmet, & CW (Christoph) Engel. (2021). People are conditional rule followers. Journal of Economic Psychology, 85(85), 1–6. doi:10.1016/j.joep.2021.102384