Sequential versus Simultaneous Schelling Models: Experimental Evidence
Juan Benito (),
PenÃ©lope HernÃ¡ndez and
Juan A. Sanchis Llopis ()
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Pablo BraÃ±as-Garza: Departamento de TeorÃa e Historia EconÃ³mica, Universidad de Granada, and GLOBE, Spain, email@example.com
PenÃ©lope HernÃ¡ndez: Departamento de AnÃ¡lisis EconÃ³mico, Universitat de ValÃ¨ncia, and ERI-CES, Spain
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Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2011, vol. 55, issue 1, 60-84
This article shows the results of experiments where subjects play the Schellingâ€™s spatial proximity model. Two types of experiments are conducted: one in which choices are made sequentially and a variation of the first where the decision making is simultaneous. The results of the sequential experiments are identical to Schellingâ€™s prediction: subjects finish in a segregated equilibrium. Likewise, in the variant of the simultaneous decision experiment, the same result is reached: segregation. Subjectsâ€™ heterogeneity generates a series of focal points in the first round. To locate themselves, subjects use these focal points immediately, and as a result, the segregation takes place again. Furthermore, simultaneous experiments with commuting costs allow us to conclude that introducing positive moving costs does not affect segregation.
Keywords: Schelling models; economic experiments; segregation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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