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Strategic interactions and belief formation: An experiment


  • Kyle Hyndman

    (Department of Economics - Southern Methodist University)

  • Antoine Terracol

    () (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, PSE - Paris School of Economics)

  • Jonathan Vaksmann

    () (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)


Traditional models of belief formation in repeated games assume adaptive players who do not take strategic interactions into account. We find that these approaches are limited in the sense that people think more strategically and realize that, in contrast with the classical view, their own actions are likely to influence their opponents' behaviour.

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  • Kyle Hyndman & Antoine Terracol & Jonathan Vaksmann, 2010. "Strategic interactions and belief formation: An experiment," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) hal-00607238, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:cesptp:hal-00607238
    DOI: 10.1080/13504850903120691
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