Game-form recognition in dynamic interactions
45 Pages Posted: 13 Aug 2019 Last revised: 4 Jan 2021
Date Written: January 1, 2021
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
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