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Skilled players cooperate less in multi-player games


Chesney, T and Chuah, S and Hoffmann, R and Hui, W and Larner, J, Skilled players cooperate less in multi-player games, Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds, 6, (1) pp. 21-31. ISSN 1757-191X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1386/jgvw.6.1.21_1


A naturalistic public good experiment is used to examine whether better players cooperate more or less than others. ‘Better’ is measured by subjects’ accuracy in a team-based shooting game, and cooperation is measured by introducing a public good decision into the game. A data set of 92 subjects was created and results show that better players cooperate significantly less than others. Economic theory is used to explain the result.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied economics
Research Field:Experimental economics
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Microeconomics
Objective Field:Preference, behaviour and welfare
UTAS Author:Chuah, S (Professor Swee-Hoon Chuah)
ID Code:137167
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Economics and Finance
Deposited On:2020-02-04
Last Modified:2020-02-04

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