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Fairness and reciprocity in the Hawk-Dove Game

  • Neugebauer, Tibor
  • Poulsen, Anders
  • Schram, Arthur

We study fairness and reciprocity in a Hawk-Dove Game. A variety of recent models gives the same predictions for this game. This allows us to provide a general classification of individuals' types. Contrary to a large number of studies of different games over the last decade, we observe a large group of subjects behaving in a self-interested way and observe only little reciprocity.

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Volume (Year): 66 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Pages: 243-250

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