Accounting for risk aversion in repeated prisoners’ dilemma games: an experimental test
Sabater-Grande, G. and Georgantzis, N. (2002) Accounting for risk aversion in repeated prisoners’ dilemma games: an experimental test. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 48 (1). pp. 37-50. ISSN 01672681
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We apply experimental methods to study the role of risk aversion on players’ behavior in repeated prisoners’ dilemma games. Faced with quantitatively equal discount factors, the most risk-averse players will choose Nash strategies more often in the presence of uncertainty than when future profits are discounted in a deterministic way. Overall, we find that risk aversion relates negatively with the frequency of collusive outcomes.