Sequential vs. Simultaneous Schelling Models: Experimental Evidence
Juan Benito (),
Penelope Hernandez () and
Juan A. Sanchis Llopis ()
No 09/06, ThE Papers from Department of Economic Theory and Economic History of the University of Granada.
This work shows the results of experiments where subjects play the Schelling's spatial proximity model (1969, 1971a), in which choices are made sequentially, and a variation of it where the decision-making is simultaneous. The results of the sequential experiments are identical to Schelling's prediction: subjects finish in a segregated equilibrium. Likewise, in the variant of simultaneous decision the same result is reached: segregation. Subjects’ heterogeneity generates a series of focal points in the first round; the subjects in order to locate themselves use these focal points immediately, and as a result, the segregation takes place again.
Keywords: Schelling models; economic experiments; segregation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Working Paper: Sequential vs. Simultaneous Schelling Models: Experimental Evidence (2010)
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