Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/78393
Authors: 
Selten, Reinhard
Abbink, Klaus
Cox, Ricarda
Year of Publication: 
2001
Series/Report no.: 
Bonn Econ Discussion Papers 10/2001
Abstract: 
We report an experiment on a decision task by SAMUELSON and BAZERMAN (1985). Subjects submit a bid for an item with an unknown value. A winner’s curse phenomenon arises when subjects bid too high and make losses. Learning direction theory can account for this. However, other influences on behaviour can also be identified. We introduce impulse balance theory to make quantitative predictions on the basis of learning direction theory. We also look at monotonic ladder processes. It is shown that for this kind of Markov chains the impulse balance point is connected to the mode of the stationary distribution.
Subjects: 
Experimental economics
learning
individual decision making
JEL: 
C91
D81
D83
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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