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Stochastic Asymmetric Blotto Games: An Experimental Study

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Stochastic Asymmetric Blotto Games : An Experimental Study. / Duffy, John; Matros, Alexander.

In: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 139, 07.2017, p. 88-105.

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Duffy, J & Matros, A 2017, 'Stochastic Asymmetric Blotto Games: An Experimental Study', Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, vol. 139, pp. 88-105. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2017.05.005

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Duffy, J., & Matros, A. (2017). Stochastic Asymmetric Blotto Games: An Experimental Study. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 139, 88-105. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2017.05.005

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Duffy J, Matros A. Stochastic Asymmetric Blotto Games: An Experimental Study. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 2017 Jul;139:88-105. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2017.05.005

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Duffy, John ; Matros, Alexander. / Stochastic Asymmetric Blotto Games : An Experimental Study. In: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 2017 ; Vol. 139. pp. 88-105.

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abstract = "We consider a model where two players compete for n items having different common values in a Blotto game. Players must decide how to allocate their common budgets across all n items. The winner of each item is determined stochastically using a lottery mechanism which yields a unique equilibrium in pure strategies. We analyze behavior under two competing payoff objectives found in the Blotto games literature that have not been previously compared: (i) players aim to maximize their total expected payoff and (ii) players maximize the probability of winning a majority value of all n items. We report results from an experiment where subjects face both payoff objectives and we find support for the differing theoretical predictions.",
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