No SDES-2014-12
Title Reexamination of teams play in mixed-strategy game experiment
Author Yoshitaka Okano
Abstract Palacios-Huerta and Volij (2008) found that the behavior of professional soccer players in two-person zero-sum games is consistent with minimax play, while Wooders (2010) reexamined their data and found inconsistencies in several respects. This study applies a similar analysis of Wooders (2010) to the experimental data in Okano (2013), which found that the behavior of teams of two student subjects conforms closely to minimax play, and addresses whether teams exhibit the same inconsistencies as professionals. Teams were found to have consistency with minimax play, with no tendencies similar to those of professionals.
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