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Perceived intentionality in 22 experimental games


Chuah, S-H and Hoffmann, R and Larner, J, Perceived intentionality in 2 2 experimental games, Bulletin of Economic Research, 68, (1) pp. 78-84. ISSN 0307-3378 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1111/boer.12073


We test experimentally whether decisions in 2 2 games with mixed equilibria depend on the co-player being nature or a human agent. Controlling for social preferences, we find differences in decisions in the chicken game and battle of the sexes but not for stag hunt and matching pennies. We attribute these to subjects' perception of the other's intentionality and disapproval avoidance in particular.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:disapproval avoidance, experiment, intentionality, strategic risk
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied economics
Research Field:Behavioural economics
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Microeconomics
Objective Field:Preference, behaviour and welfare
UTAS Author:Chuah, S-H (Professor Swee-Hoon Chuah)
UTAS Author:Hoffmann, R (Professor Robert Hoffmann)
ID Code:154750
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Economics
Deposited On:2023-01-04
Last Modified:2023-01-04

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