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Inexperienced and Experienced Players in an Oligopolistic Market Game with Minimal Information

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  • Nagel, Rosemarie
  • Vriend, Nicolaas J

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We consider an oligopolistic market game, in which the players are competing firms in the same market of a homogeneous consumption good. The consumer side is represented by a fixed demand function. The firms decide how much to produce of a perishable consumption good, and they decide upon a number of information signals to be sent into the population in order to attract customers. Due to the minimal information provided, the players do not have a well-specified model of their environment. Given a simple mode of adaptive behavior, which we showed in a previous paper explained the data relatively well, our main objective here is to analyze whether experienced players behave differently to inexperienced players. Copyright 1999 by Oxford University Press.

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  • Nagel, Rosemarie & Vriend, Nicolaas J, 1999. "Inexperienced and Experienced Players in an Oligopolistic Market Game with Minimal Information," Industrial and Corporate Change, Oxford University Press, vol. 8(1), pages 41-65, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:indcch:v:8:y:1999:i:1:p:41-65
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    1. Nikolaos Georgantzis & Aurora García Gallego, 2001. "Adaptive Behavior By Single-Product And Multiproduct Price Setting Firms In Experimental Markets," Working Papers. Serie AD 2001-13, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie).

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