An investigation of the effects of analogy on matching games

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    Analogy is now an active field of research in psychology with many experimental results available and some theoretical work developed. Within the economics literature analogy has made little headway and there has been no attempt to empirically investigate the phenomenon. A new experiment is reported which investigates the role of analogy in picking a strategy in a matching game. It is found that analogy does exist and its effects are consistent with the use of current theories of choice in pure coordination games.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherUniversity of Dundee
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

    Publication series

    NameDundee Discussion Papers in Economics
    PublisherUniversity of Dundee
    ISSN (Print)1473-236X



    • Analogy
    • Matching games

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    Jones, M. K. (2006). An investigation of the effects of analogy on matching games. (Dundee Discussion Papers in Economics; No. 190). University of Dundee.