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Signaling strength? An analysis of decision making in The Weakest Link

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  • Marco Haan

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  • Bart Los

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  • Yohanes Riyanto

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  • Marco Haan & Bart Los & Yohanes Riyanto, 2011. "Signaling strength? An analysis of decision making in The Weakest Link," Theory and Decision, Springer, vol. 71(4), pages 519-537, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:theord:v:71:y:2011:i:4:p:519-537
    DOI: 10.1007/s11238-010-9238-z
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    1. Haan, Marco A. & Los, Bart & Riyanto, Yohanes E., 2007. "Harmful monitoring," Research Report 07003, University of Groningen, Research Institute SOM (Systems, Organisations and Management).
    2. Matias Nunez & Gabriel Desranges & Mathieu Martin, 2014. "Multi-Stage Voting and Sequential Elimination with Productive Players," THEMA Working Papers 2014-07, THEMA (THéorie Economique, Modélisation et Applications), Université de Cergy-Pontoise.

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