Coordination when there are restricted and unrestricted options

Hargreaves Heap, Shaun P, Rojo-Arjona, David and Sugden, Robert (2017) Coordination when there are restricted and unrestricted options. Theory and Decision, 83 (1). 107–129. ISSN 0040-5833

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      One might expect that, in pure coordination games, coordination would become less frequent as the number of options increases. Contrary to this expectation, we report an experiment which found more frequent coordination when the option set was unrestricted than when it was restricted. To try to explain this result, we develop a method for eliciting the general rules that subjects use to identify salient options in restricted and unrestricted sets. We find that each such rule, if used by all subjects, would generate greater coordination in restricted sets. However, subjects tend to apply different rules to restricted and unrestricted sets.

      Item Type: Article
      Uncontrolled Keywords: coordination,salience,focal points,odd-one-out,typicality,prototypicality
      Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
      Depositing User: Pure Connector
      Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2017 21:32
      Last Modified: 09 Apr 2019 11:53
      DOI: 10.1007/s11238-017-9589-9

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