A note on making humans randomize

  • This note presents results from an experiment studying a two person 4 4 pure coordination game. We explore different strategy labels in an attempt to implement the mixed strategy equilibrium that selects all four strategies with equal probability. Such strategy labels must be free from salient properties that might be used by participants to coordinate. Testing 23 different sets of strategy labels, we identify two sets that produce a distribution of subjects' choices which approximate the uniform distribution quite well. Our results are relevant for studies intending to compare the behavior of subjects who play against a random mechanism with that of participants who play against human counterparts.

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Author:Lisa BruttelGND, Tim Friehe
ISSN:2214-8043 (print)
ISSN:2214-8051 (online)
Parent Title (English):Journal of behavioral and experimental economics
Place of publication:New York
Document Type:Article
Year of first Publication:2015
Year of Completion:2015
Release Date:2017/03/27
Tag:Coordination game; Experiment; Mixed strategy
First Page:40
Last Page:45
Organizational units:Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Sozialwissenschaften
Peer Review:Referiert