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Attention in games: An experimental study

Ala Avoyan and Andrew Schotter ()

European Economic Review, 2020, vol. 124, issue C

Abstract: A common assumption in game theory is that players concentrate on one game at a time. However, in everyday life, we play many games and make many decisions at the same time and have to decide how best to divide our limited attention across these settings. In this paper we ask how players solve this attention-allocation problem. We find that players’ attention is attracted to particular features of the games they play and how much attention a subject gives to a given game depends on the other game that the person is simultaneously attending to.

Keywords: Attention allocation; Interrelated games; Inattention; Bounded rationality (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C72 C91 C92 D83 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1016/j.euroecorev.2020.103410

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