Social Transition Spectrum in Constant Sum 2x2 Games with Human Subjects

15 Pages Posted: 16 Aug 2011  

Bin Xu

Zhejiang Gongshang University (ZJGSU) - School of Public Administration

Zhijian Wang

Zhejiang University - Experimental Social Science Laboratory

Date Written: August 15, 2011

Abstract

In game, with the individual interactions, the social state is changing stochastically and governed by Nash Equilibrium in the strategy space. With the method from the physics of nonequlibrium steady state (NESS) and the data from experimental economics treatments (EET), we obtain the social transition spectrums and from which, the kink phenomena and the fluctuation theorem predictions in NESS are supported. The data comes from the fi xed paired 2-person constant sum 2x2 games with unique mixed strategy Nash equilibrium (MSNE). These findings demonstrate the new experimetric for social dynamics, meanwhile, an indiff erence within social and physical systems.

Keywords: experimental economics, experimental social dynamics, social transition spectrum, fluctuation theorem, mixed strategy Nash equilibrium, nonequlibrium steady state

Suggested Citation

Xu, Bin and Wang, Zhijian, Social Transition Spectrum in Constant Sum 2x2 Games with Human Subjects (August 15, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1910045 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1910045

Bin Xu

Zhejiang Gongshang University (ZJGSU) - School of Public Administration ( email )

Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310018
China

Zhijian Wang (Contact Author)

Zhejiang University - Experimental Social Science Laboratory ( email )

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312, Dongsan, Zijingang
Hangzhou 310027, Zhejiang 310058
China

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