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Behavioral biases in endogenous-timing herding games: An experimental study

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  • Ivanov, Asen
  • Levin, Dan
  • Peck, James

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We experimentally study behavior in an endogenous-timing herding game. We find that subjects respond to their type and to observed investment activity in a sensible way, but there are also substantial departures from Nash Equilibrium. Some departures can be viewed as mere noise in decision making while other departures represent systematic biases reflecting subjects’ failure to appreciate subtle aspects of the game.

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  • Ivanov, Asen & Levin, Dan & Peck, James, 2013. "Behavioral biases in endogenous-timing herding games: An experimental study," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 87(C), pages 25-34.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jeborg:v:87:y:2013:i:c:p:25-34
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2012.12.001
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