Identifying discrete behavioural types: A re-analysis of public goods game contributions by hierarchical clustering

Fallucchi, Francesco, Luccasen, R. Andrew and Turocy, Theodore L. (2019) Identifying discrete behavioural types: A re-analysis of public goods game contributions by hierarchical clustering. Journal of the Economic Science Association, 5. 238–254. ISSN 2199-6784

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Abstract

We propose a framework for identifying discrete behavioural types in experimental data. We re-analyse data from six previous studies of public goods voluntary contributions games. Using hierarchical clustering analysis, we construct a typology of behaviour based on a simi- larity measure between strategies. We identify four types with distinct sterotypical behaviours, which together account for about 90% of participants. Compared to previous approaches, our method produces a classification in which different types are more clearly distinguished in terms of strategic behaviour and the resulting economic implications.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2018 15:30
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2020 00:06
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/68859
DOI: 10.1007/s40881-018-0060-7

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