The minority of three-game: an experimental and theoretical analysis

Chmura, T. ORCID: 0000-0001-7476-2030 and Güth, W., 2011. The minority of three-game: an experimental and theoretical analysis. Games, 2 (3), pp. 333-354. ISSN 2073-4336

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We report experimental results on the minority of three-game, where three players choose one of two alternatives and the most rewarding alternative is the one chosen by a single player. This coordination game has many asymmetric equilibria in pure strategies that are non-strict and payoff-asymmetric and a unique symmetric mixed strategy equilibrium in which each player’s behavior is based on the toss of a fair coin. This straightforward behavior is predicted by equilibrium selection, impulse-balance equilibrium, and payoff-sampling equilibrium. Experimental participants rely on various decision rules, and only a quarter of them perfectly randomize.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Games
Creators: Chmura, T. and Güth, W.
Publisher: MDPI
Date: 9 September 2011
Volume: 2
Number: 3
ISSN: 2073-4336
Rights: Open access: Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 24 Apr 2018 13:30
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2018 13:34

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