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Cognitive hierarchies and the centipede game

Margherita Bottero

No 723, SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance from Stockholm School of Economics

Abstract: In the present work, I adopt the cognitive hierarchy approach to analyze the centipede game. To this end, I present and study an extensive-form version of Camerer et al.'s (2004) original normal-form model. The resulting predictions are evaluated empirically using laboratory data borrowed from a previously published experiment. The paper features two main contributions. First, it presents a parsimonious model that can, in principle, be generalized to any two-person extensive-form game of perfect information. Secondly, it demonstrates that in the centipede game the cognitive hierarchy approach leads to predictions which are not fully backwardly inductive and that can help to explain some key feature of the experimental data.

Keywords: centipede game; cognitive hierarchy; paradox backward induction; experimental data analysis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C72 C92 D03 D81 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 33 pages
Date: 2010-01-19, Revised 2010-10-01
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cbe, nep-exp and nep-gth
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