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Level-k reasoning in contests

  • Bernard, Mark
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    We introduce level-k reasoning to contest theory, compare its predictions to those of Nash Equilibrium and relate to the experimental evidence.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 108 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 2 (August)
    Pages: 149-152

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:108:y:2010:i:2:p:149-152
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