Testing Game Theory in the Field : Swedish LUPI Lottery Games

  title={Testing Game Theory in the Field : Swedish LUPI Lottery Games},
  author={Robert {\"O}stling and Joseph Tao-Yi Wang and E. Y. Chou and Colin F. Camerer},
Game theory is usually diffi cult to test precisely in the field because predictions typically depend sensitively on features that are not controlled or observed. We conduct one such test using field data from the Swedish lowest unique positive integer (LUPI) game. In the LUPI game, players pick positive integers and whoever chose the lowest unique number wins a fixed prize. Theoretical equilibrium predictions are derived assuming Poissondistributed uncertainty about the number of players, and… CONTINUE READING
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