Imitation - Theory and Experimental Evidence [Dataset] (ICPSR doi:10.11588/data/10019)

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Document Description

Citation

Title:

Imitation - Theory and Experimental Evidence [Dataset]

Identification Number:

doi:10.11588/data/10019

Distributor:

heiDATA

Date of Distribution:

2014-07-31

Version:

1

Bibliographic Citation:

Apesteguia, Jose; Huck, Jose; Oechssler, Jörg, 2014, "Imitation - Theory and Experimental Evidence [Dataset]", https://doi.org/10.11588/data/10019, heiDATA, V1, UNF:5:5pL5x5wCWhIWWBXoTb46LA== [fileUNF]

Study Description

Citation

Title:

Imitation - Theory and Experimental Evidence [Dataset]

Identification Number:

doi:10.11588/data/10019

Authoring Entity:

Apesteguia, Jose

Huck, Jose

Oechssler, Jörg (Alfred-Weber-Institute of Economics)

Producer:

Apesteguia, Jose

Huck, Jose

Oechssler, Jörg

Distributor:

heiDATA

Date of Distribution:

2014-07-31

Study Scope

Keywords:

Social Sciences, Evolutionary game theory, Stochastic stability, Imitation, Cournot markets, Information, Experiments, Simulations

Topic Classification:

C72, C91, C92, D43, L13

Abstract:

We introduce a generalized theoretical approach to study imitation and subject it to rigorous experimental testing. In our theoretical analysis we find that the different predictions of previous imitation models are mainly explained by different informational assumptions, and to a lesser extent by different behavioral rules. In a laboratory experiment we test the different theories by systematically varying information conditions. We find significant effects of seemingly innocent changes in information. Moreover, the generalized imitation model predicts the differences between treatments well. The data provide support for imitation on the individual level, both in terms of choice and in terms of perception. Furthermore, individuals’ propensity to imitate more successful actions is increasing in payoff differences.

Country:

Germany

Geographic Coverage:

Germany

Universe:

Students

Methodology and Processing

File Description--f223

File: imit-master.tab

  • Number of cases: 12960

  • No. of variables per record: 22

  • Type of File: text/tab-separated-values

Notes:

UNF:5:5pL5x5wCWhIWWBXoTb46LA==

Variable Description

List of Variables:

Variables

treatment

f223 Location:

Variable Format: character

Notes: UNF:5:HVo3thkK/3p8uG/2KXx4vQ==

SESSION

f223 Location:

Variable Format: numeric

Notes: UNF:5:ZMCNI/Lpy6/tPEyfhrGMaA==

PERIOD

f223 Location:

Variable Format: numeric

Notes: UNF:5:GeW0AcQxqxguKXsZJpQJNA==

SUBJECT

f223 Location:

Variable Format: numeric

Notes: UNF:5:N9MyzYPQZ9PWKsSGA7smYw==

GROUP

f223 Location:

Variable Format: numeric

Notes: UNF:5:TiePPlnHvLF8ziH5v988qQ==

CHOICE

f223 Location:

Variable Format: numeric

Notes: UNF:5:cTJ5e2xw8uGHJf9M86NrWA==

PROFIT

f223 Location:

Variable Format: numeric

Notes: UNF:5:i0S/MmwSonCFPQch7dsWWw==

avPayGame

f223 Location:

Variable Format: numeric

Notes: UNF:5:6VOVLBDB6mlgDFSEg76noA==

GROUP1

f223 Location:

Variable Format: numeric

Notes: UNF:5:6KrirvReqrrYLJK1Rg3MnA==

GROUP2

f223 Location:

Variable Format: numeric

Notes: UNF:5:sK2LjOimaJ30EZnlgES5KA==

other1choice

f223 Location:

Variable Format: numeric

Notes: UNF:5:NKxVZ1Eyu703xSuRgYDwnA==

other2choice

f223 Location:

Variable Format: numeric

Notes: UNF:5:NARcI4NZUA4fVWPNu7vMwQ==

other1profit

f223 Location:

Variable Format: numeric

Notes: UNF:5:eTunxEjFmczj3Cu2H2nocQ==

other2profit

f223 Location:

Variable Format: numeric

Notes: UNF:5:z4wBAmmqDB/8oeo2ztlF2Q==

ROLE1

f223 Location:

Variable Format: numeric

Notes: UNF:5:LUNGvlBabsTOPWbI0HvtqQ==

ROLE2

f223 Location:

Variable Format: numeric

Notes: UNF:5:jb41JMoWillyP81//J07rA==

role1choice

f223 Location:

Variable Format: numeric

Notes: UNF:5:zAcU8zZar1e6sQnLr1EXkg==

role2choice

f223 Location:

Variable Format: numeric

Notes: UNF:5:KMbNVXeRgzuH7kypx0oUvQ==

role1profit

f223 Location:

Variable Format: numeric

Notes: UNF:5:Kb68eqpc30boYLQXcP9wrQ==

role2profit

f223 Location:

Variable Format: numeric

Notes: UNF:5:fwU078RUrbWvYLAijwgtwA==

POP

f223 Location:

Variable Format: numeric

Notes: UNF:5:kKKE0+YUVMZNg5scUJK+EA==

period > 30 and treat ~= "aspiration" (FILTER)

f223 Location:

Value

Label

Frequency

Text

0.

Nicht ausgewählt

8100

1.

Ausgewählt

4860

Variable Format: numeric

Notes: UNF:5:gH6eWluyLiRDG2IESQrl9g==

Other Study-Related Materials

Label:

imit-simul.frequencies.xlsx

Text:

Notes:

application/octet-stream

Other Study-Related Materials

Label:

imit-vergleich simulation data.xlsx

Text:

Notes:

application/octet-stream

Other Study-Related Materials

Label:

LZA.tar.gz

Text:

This file is for internal use only.

Notes:

application/x-gzip