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Cognition and Behavior in Normal-Form Games: An Experimental Study

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This paper reports experiments designed to study strategic sophistication, the extent to which behavior in games reflects attempts to predict others’ decisions, taking their incentives into account. We study subjects’ initial responses to normal-form games with various patterns of iterated dominance and unique pure-strategy equilibria without dominance, using a computer interface that allowed them to search for hidden payoff information, while recording their searches. Monitoring subjects’ in...

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10.1111/1468-0262.00239

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Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal:
Econometrica
Volume:
69
Issue:
5
Pages:
1193 - 1235
Publication date:
2001-09-01
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ISSN:
0012-9682
Language:
English
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uuid:ece1f977-97e2-4c98-aca6-e5c40ecea5a9
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oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:14879
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2011-08-16

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