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Competitiveness and Spiteful Behavior

  • I report on two experiments, which were designed to test theoretical predictions about individual behavior in a duopolistic setting. With quantity being the choice variable a simultaneous Cournot game and a sequential Stackelberg game were tested over two periods. The key feature of both models was that players were able to lower marginal cost for period two if they successfully outperformed their competition in period one in terms of profit. Experimental results suggest that in the Cournot game players are very competitive in period one but become Cournot players in period two. In the Stackelberg game Cournot play is modal, suggesting that players have preferences for equality in payoffs, which maybe brought about by punishment of Stackelberg followers and fear of punishment of Stackelberg leaders . Overall, players earned more money in the Stackelberg game than in the Cournot game.

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Verfasserangaben:Maik Kecinski
URN (Permalink):urn:nbn:de:hbz:386-kluedo-33753
Betreuer:Thomas Riechmann
Dokumentart:Dissertation
Sprache der Veröffentlichung:Englisch
Veröffentlichungsdatum (online):14.12.2012
Jahr der Veröffentlichung:2012
Veröffentlichende Institution:Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Titel verleihende Institution:Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Datum der Annahme der Abschlussarbeit:12.07.2012
Datum der Publikation (Server):14.12.2012
Seitenzahl:181
Fachbereiche / Organisatorische Einheiten:Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften
DDC-Sachgruppen:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 330 Wirtschaft
Lizenz (Deutsch):Standard gemäß KLUEDO-Leitlinien vom 10.09.2012