Game-form recognition in dynamic interactions

45 Pages Posted: 13 Aug 2019 Last revised: 4 Jan 2021

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Konrad Grabiszewski

Mohammad bin Salman College

Alex R. Horenstein

University of Miami - School of Business Administration - Department of Economics

Date Written: January 1, 2021

Abstract

Succeeding at game-form recognition is critical for strategy selection and, ultimately success or failure. Whether people understand the games they participate in is the empirical question addressed in this article. Replicated in 27 different strategic settings with 4,788 subjects, our test shows that between 12% and 65% of subjects fail at game-form recognition. Additionally, in our setup, we find that game-form recognition is more challenging than backward induction. To collect data, we conducted a mobile experiment using Blues and Reds, an app available globally for free on iOS and Android devices.

Keywords: game-form recognition, nite dynamic games, mobile experiment

JEL Classification: C72, C99, D91

Suggested Citation

Grabiszewski, Konrad and Horenstein, Alex R., Game-form recognition in dynamic interactions (January 1, 2021). University of Miami Business School Research Paper No. 3435573, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3435573 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3435573

Konrad Grabiszewski

Mohammad bin Salman College ( email )

KAEC
Saudi Arabia

Alex R. Horenstein (Contact Author)

University of Miami - School of Business Administration - Department of Economics ( email )

P.O. Box 248126
Coral Gables, FL 33124-6550
United States

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