Travelers' types

Pablo Brañas-Garza, María Paz Espinosa, Pedro Rey-Biel

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This paper uses subjects' diverse self-reported justifications to explain discrepancies between observed heterogeneous behavior and the unique equilibrium prediction in a one-shot traveler's dilemma experiment. Principal components analysis suggests that iterative reasoning, aspiration levels, competitive behavior, attitudes towards risk and penalties and focal points may be behind different choices. Such reasons are coherent with same subjects' behavior in other tests and experiments in which these particular issues are prominent, and thus, we identify " types" of subjects. Overall, we conclude that subjects' self-justifications in complex strategic situations contain informational value which may be used to predict behavior in other situations of economic importance.

Idioma originalAnglès
Pàgines (de-a)25-36
Nombre de pàgines12
RevistaJournal of Economic Behavior and Organization
Estat de la publicacióPublicada - d’abr. 2011
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