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Fairness and Reciprocity in the Hawk-Dove game

  • Neugebauer, Tibor


    (University of Hannover)

  • Poulsen, Anders


    (Department of Economics, Aarhus School of Business)

  • Schramm, Arthur


    (University of Amsterdam)

We study fairness and reciprocity in a Hawk-Dove game. This allows us to test various models in one framework. We observe a large extent of selfish and rational behavior. Our results are inconsistent with leading models in this field.

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Paper provided by University of Aarhus, Aarhus School of Business, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 02-12.

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Length: 7 pages
Date of creation: 01 Jul 2002
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:aareco:2002_012
Note: The paper has been published as Tibor Neugebauer, Anders Poulsen and Arthur Schram. Fairness and reciprocity in the Hawk-Dove Game, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 66, 243-250, 2008
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