Proﬁling Players in Dynamic Games: A Mobile Experiment
24 Pages Posted: 14 Jun 2019 Last revised: 10 Feb 2020
Date Written: February 10, 2020
This article has two objectives. First: explore what mobile technology can oﬀer for experimental research by way of creating Blues and Reds, a mobile app designed to conduct experiments on dynamic game theory. Second: design a method of proﬁling players in dynamic games and test its predictive power using data from the app. A two-dimensional proﬁle depicts a subject’s quality and speed of reasoning. With 35,826 observations from 6,463 subjects located in 141 countries, we replicate the same test of predictive power in 22 diﬀerent games and conﬁrm that a subject’s proﬁle predicts whether she behaves consistently with backward induction.
Keywords: dynamic games, profiling, experimental game theory, mobile experiment
JEL Classification: C72, C73, C99
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