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Do We Detect and Exploit Mixed Strategy Play by Opponents?

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  • Jason Shachat

    (National University of Singapore)

  • J. Todd Swarthout

    (University of Arizona)

We conducted an experiment in which each subject repeatedly played a game with a unique Nash equilibrium in mixed strategies against some computer-implemented mixed strategy. The results indicate subjects are successful at detecting and exploiting deviations from Nash equilibrium. However, there is heterogeneity in subject behavior and performance. We present a one variable model of dynamic random belief formation which rationalizes observed heterogeneity and other features of the data.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Experimental with number 0310001.

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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: 04 Oct 2003
Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpex:0310001
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