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Title:Separating the Hawks from the Doves: Evidence from continuous time laboratory games PDF Logo
Authors:Oprea, Ryan
Henwood, Keith
Friedman, Daniel
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:CESifo working paper Empirical and Theoretical Methods 3129
Abstract:Human players in our laboratory experiment received flow payoffs over 120 seconds each period from a standard Hawk-Dove bimatrix game played in continuous time. Play converged closely to the symmetric mixed Nash equilibrium under a one-population matching protocol. When the same players were matched in a two-population protocol with the same bimatrix, they showed clear movement towards an asymmetric (and very inequitable) pure Nash equilibrium of the game. These findings support distinctive predictions of evolutionary game theory.
Subjects:evolutionary dynamics
Hawk-Dove game
game theory
laboratory experiment
continuous time game
JEL:C73
C92
D74
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:CESifo Working Papers, CESifo Group Munich

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