Testing for heterogeneity of preferences in randomized experiments: a satisfaction-based approach applied to multiplayer prisoners’ dilemm

TitleTesting for heterogeneity of preferences in randomized experiments: a satisfaction-based approach applied to multiplayer prisoners’ dilemm
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsL. Becchetti, V. Pelligra, F. Salustri
JournalApplied Economics Letters
Volumefirst online
Issue
Pagination 1-5
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.

URLhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13504851.2016.1223813
DOI10.1080/13504851.2016.1223813
Keywordsmixture models, multiplayer prisoners’ dilemma, randomized experiment, satisfaction