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Imitation of succesful behavior in Cournot markets

In an experimental standard Cournot Oligopoly we test the importance of models of behavior characterized by imitation of succesful behavior. We find that the players appear to the rather reluctant to imitate.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra in its series Economics Working Papers with number 269.

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Date of creation: Feb 1998
Date of revision: May 1999
Handle: RePEc:upf:upfgen:269
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