Sequential vs. Simultaneous Schelling Models: Experimental Evidence
AbstractThis work shows the results of experiments where subjects play the Schelling's spatial proximity model (1969, 1971a), in which choices are made sequentially, and a variation of it where the decision-making is simultaneous. The results of the sequential experiments are identical to Schelling's prediction: subjects finish in a segregated equilibrium. Likewise, in the variant of simultaneous decision the same result is reached: segregation. Subjects’ heterogeneity generates a series of focal points in the first round; the subjects in order to locate themselves use these focal points immediately, and as a result, the segregation takes place again.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economic Theory and Economic History of the University of Granada. in its series ThE Papers with number 09/06.
Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: 29 Sep 2009
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Schelling models; economic experiments; segregation;
Other versions of this item:
- Juan Miguel Benito & Pablo Brañas-Garza & Penelope Hernandez & Juan A. Sanchis, 2010. "Sequential vs. Simultaneous Schelling Models: Experimental Evidence," Discussion Papers in Economic Behaviour 0510, University of Valencia, ERI-CES.
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