Checkmate: Exploring Backward Induction among Chess Players

Although backward induction is a cornerstone of game theory, most laboratory experiments have found that agents are not able to successfully backward induct. We analyze the play of world-class chess players in the centipede game, which is ill-suited for testing backward induction, and in pure backwa...

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Volume: 101
Main Author: Steven D. Levitt
John A. List
Sally E. Sadoff
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Academic
Place of publication: NASHVILLE American Economic Association 01.04.2011
published in: The American economic review Vol. 101; no. 2; pp. 975 - 990
Data of publication: 20110401
ISSN: 0002-8282
EISSN: 1944-7981
Discipline: Economics
Online Access: Fulltext
Database: Social Sciences Citation Index
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