Social Learning in Coordination Games : Does Status Matter ?

@inproceedings{Eckel2006SocialLI,
  title={Social Learning in Coordination Games : Does Status Matter ?},
  author={Catherine Eckel and Rick K Wilson},
  year={2006}
}
We report the results of experiments designed to test the impact of social status on learning in a coordination game. In the experiment, all subjects observe the play of an agent who either has high status or low status. In one treatment the agent is another player in the game; in the other the agent is a simulated player. Status is assigned within the experiment based on answers to a trivia quiz. The coordination game has two equilibria: one is payoff-dominant but risky, and the other is risk… CONTINUE READING