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Unequal outside options in the lost wallet game

  • Maroš Servátka

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    (Department of Economics and Finance, University of Canterbury)

  • Radovan Vadovič

    ()

    (Centro de Investigación Económica, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México)

Experimental evidence suggests the size of the foregone outside option of the first mover does not affect the behavior of the second mover in the lost wallet game. In this paper we experimentally compare the behavior of subjects when they face an outside option with unequal payoffs, i.e., the first mover gets 10 and the second mover gets 0, and when they face an outside option with equal payoffs, i.e., both get 5. Consistent with the most of the literature we do not find a significant difference in behavior of second movers.

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Volume (Year): 29 (2009)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 2870-2883

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