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Five Indefinitely Repeated Games in the Laboratory

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  • Jim Engle-Warnick

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    I experimentally test play in five indefinitely repeated games: a hawk-dove game, a game of chicken, a trust game, a coordination game, and a constant-sum game. I compare the different game histories that affect decision making in each of the games. Une étude expérimentale a été menée afin de tester les décisions prises lors de cinq jeux répétés où le nombre de répétitions est inconnu : un jeu de type hawk-dove, un jeu de type chicken, un jeu de confiance, un jeu de coordination et un jeu à somme constante. Les historiques des différents jeux sont comparés afin d’analyser les prises de décisions des participants dans chaque jeu.

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    Paper provided by CIRANO in its series CIRANO Working Papers with number 2007s-11.

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    Date of creation: 01 May 2007
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    Handle: RePEc:cir:cirwor:2007s-11

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    Keywords: experimental economics; repeated games; économie expérimentale; jeux répétés;

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    1. Gabriele Camera & Marco Casari, 2009. "Cooperation among Strangers under the Shadow of the Future," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 99(3), pages 979-1005, June.
    2. Gabriele Camera & Marco Casari, 2007. "Cooperation among strangers: an experiment with indefinite interaction," Purdue University Economics Working Papers 1201, Purdue University, Department of Economics.

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