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Empirical Evidence on Repeated Sequential Games

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  • Ghidoni, Riccardo

    (Tilburg University, Center For Economic Research)

  • Suetens, Sigrid

    (Tilburg University, Center For Economic Research)

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Sequentiality of moves in an infinitely repeated prisoner's dilemma does not change the conditions under which mutual cooperation can be supported in equilibrium as compared to simultaneous decision-making. The nature of the interaction is different, however, given that the second mover in a sequential-move game does not face strategic uncertainty. We study in an experiment whether sequentiality has an effect on cooperation rates. We find that with intermediate incentives to cooperate, sequentiality increases cooperation rates by around 40 percentage points, whereas with very low or high incentives to cooperate, cooperation rates are respectively very low or high in both settings.
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  • Ghidoni, Riccardo & Suetens, Sigrid, 2019. "Empirical Evidence on Repeated Sequential Games," Discussion Paper 2019-016, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
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    cooperation; infinitely repeated games; sequential prisoner's dilemma; strategic uncertainty; experiment;
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    • C70 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - General
    • C90 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - General
    • D70 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - General

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