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Title:A historical note on the beauty contest PDF Logo
Authors:Büren, Christoph
Frank, Björn
Nagel, Rosemarie
Issue Date:2012
Series/Report no.:Joint discussion paper series in economics 11-2012
Abstract:Alain Ledoux, who was one of over 6,000 chess players taking part in Bühren and Frank's (2012) online Beauty Contest experiment, turned out to be the forgotten inventor of that game. We reconstruct the birth of the Beauty Contest. In section 1 of our note, its first two authors outline the history of the game that metamorphosed into the famous guessing game experiment which was first run in the lab by Rosemarie Nagel. In section 2, Rosemarie Nagel adds further remarks and thoughts about the development of the experimental Beauty Contest.
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:MAGKS Joint Discussion Paper Series in Economics, Universität Marburg

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