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Publication details for Prof Jason Shachat

Rosenthal, R.W., Shachat, J. & Walker, M. (2003). Hide and seek in Arizona. International Journal of Game Theory 32(2): 273-293.

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Laboratory subjects repeatedly played one of two variations of a simple two-person zero-sum game of “hide and seek”. Three puzzling departures from the prescriptions of equilibrium theory are found in the data: an asymmetry related to the player’s role in the game; an asymmetry across the game variations; and positive serial correlation in subjects’ play. Possible explanations for these departures are considered.