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Theories Of Reasoning and Focal Point Play With A Non-Student Sample

Zhixin Dai, Jiwei Zheng and Daniel Zizzo
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Zhixin Dai: University of East Anglia
Jiwei Zheng: University of East Anglia

No 19-05, Working Paper series, University of East Anglia, Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science (CBESS) from School of Economics, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.

Abstract: We present a coordination game experiment testing the robustness of the predictive power of level-k reasoning and team reasoning in a sample of Chinese tax administrators. We show how the incidence of coordination game play is virtually identical between Chinese tax administrators and university students, which in turn is comparable with that found in research with a Western university student sample. However, relatively to non-students, students are comparatively more attracted by the focal point under team reasoning when this has equal payoffs and the other outcomes do not.

Keywords: non-student subjects; focal points; team reasoning; level-k; coordination games. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C72 C78 C91 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019-12
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cbe, nep-evo, nep-exp, nep-gth and nep-ore
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