Testing for Heterogeneity of Preferences in Randomized Experiments: A Satisfaction-Based Approach Applied to Multiplayer Prisoners’ Dilemmas

TitleTesting for Heterogeneity of Preferences in Randomized Experiments: A Satisfaction-Based Approach Applied to Multiplayer Prisoners’ Dilemmas
Publication TypeWorking Paper
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsL. Becchetti, V. Pelligra, F. Salustri
Number2016_07
Publication Languageeng
Keywordsmixture models, multiplayer prisoners’ dilemma, randomized experiment, satisfaction
Abstract

We use experimental data from the “vote with the wallet” multiplayer prisoner’s dilemma to investigate with a finite mixture approach the effect of a responsible purchase on players’ satisfaction. We find clear-cut evidence of heterogeneity of preferences with two groups of players that differ significantly in terms of effects of the responsible choice on satisfaction.

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