On the effects of group identity in strategic environments

Author(s)
Chloe Le Coq, James Tremewan, Alexander K. Wagner
Abstract

We examine differences in behavior between subjects interacting with a member of either the same or different identity group in both a centipede game and a series of stag hunt games. We find evidence that subjects interacting with outgroup members are more likely to behave as though best-responding to uniform randomization of the partner. We conclude that group identity not only affects player׳s social preferences, as identified in earlier research, but also affects the decision making process, independent of changes in the utility function.

Organisation(s)
Department of Economics, Vienna Center for Experimental Economics
External organisation(s)
Stockholm School of Economics
Journal
European Economic Review
Volume
76
Pages
239-252
ISSN
0014-2921
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euroecorev.2015.03.001
Publication date
05-2015
Peer reviewed
Yes
Austrian Fields of Science 2012
502053 Economics
Keywords
Portal url
https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/en/publications/on-the-effects-of-group-identity-in-strategic-environments(fa385fa4-be2b-43e5-9977-64bf21bbc21f).html