Experimental Economics and Game Theory Seminar for March 22

Events, Seminars | March 13, 2019

Join us for the ICES Seminar in Experimental Economics and Game Theory of the Spring 2019 semester, featuring Cesar Martinelli.

Prof. Martinelli, of George Mason University, will discuss his paper (co-authored with Jianxin Wang and Weiwei Zheng) Competition with Indivisibilities and Few Traders (Abstract). The talk will take place on Friday, March 22nd, from 4:00 to 5:00pm in room 5183 of Vernon Smith Hall, Arlington campus.
Visit the Seminar schedule to access the paper and to learn more about upcoming speakers.


We study minimal conditions for competitive behavior with few agents. We adapt the strategic market game by Simon and others to an indivisible good environment, and prove that two active traders on each side of the market in the competitive equilibrium is sufficient for the outcome of Nash equilibrium in such mechanism to be competitive. We find supportive evidence in a laboratory experiment.

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