Testing for Heterogeneity of Preferences in Randomized Experiments: A Satisfaction-Based Approach Applied to Multiplayer Prisoners’ Dilemmas

32 Pages Posted: 19 Jun 2016

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Leonardo Becchetti

University of Rome Tor Vergata - Faculty of Economics

Vittorio Pelligra

Universita di Cagliari - Department of Economics

Francesco Salustri

Health Economics Research Centre, University of Oxford

Date Written: June 16, 2016

Abstract

We use experimental data from the “vote with the wallet” multiplayer prisoner’s dilemma to investigate with a finite mixture approach the effect of a responsible purchase on players’ satisfaction. We find clear-cut evidence of heterogeneity of preferences with two groups of players that differ significantly in terms of effects of the responsible choice on satisfaction.

Keywords: randomized experiment, multiplayer prisoners’ dilemma, mixture models, satisfaction

JEL Classification: C92, D03, D12, D60, D71

Suggested Citation

Becchetti, Leonardo and Pelligra, Vittorio and Salustri, Francesco, Testing for Heterogeneity of Preferences in Randomized Experiments: A Satisfaction-Based Approach Applied to Multiplayer Prisoners’ Dilemmas (June 16, 2016). CEIS Working Paper No. 383. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2796694 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2796694

Leonardo Becchetti (Contact Author)

University of Rome Tor Vergata - Faculty of Economics ( email )

Via Columbia, 2
I-00133 Rome
Italy

Vittorio Pelligra

Universita di Cagliari - Department of Economics ( email )

V. S. Ignazio 17
Cagliari 09123, CA 09123
Italy

Francesco Salustri

Health Economics Research Centre, University of Oxford ( email )

Department of Public Health
Old Road Campus
Oxford OX3 7LF
United Kingdom

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