Compound games, focal points, and the framing of collective and individual interests

Penczynski, Stefan and Sitzia, Stefania and Zheng, Jiwei (2020) Compound games, focal points, and the framing of collective and individual interests. Working Paper. The Department of Economics, Lancasterr.

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Abstract

This study introduces the concept of “compound games” and investigates whether the decomposition of a game – when implemented – influences behaviour. For example, we investigate whether separating battle of the sexes games into a pure coordination component and the remaining battle of the sexes component changes coordination success. The literature attributes high coordination rates in pure coordination games with focal points to team reasoning and low coordination rates in related battle of the sexes games to level-k reasoning. We find that coordination success in compound games depends on the decomposition and order of component games.

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10 Sep 2020 11:45
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